I enjoyed a fabulous play called “Souvenir” at the BoarsHead Theatre – it was about Florence Foster Jenkins, who thought she could sing – and couldn’t carry a tune (but became famous nonetheless!). I think of American Idol’s William Huang – but she maintained the fame!
The other highlight was going to the Antiquarian Book and Paper Show. This event takes place twice a year and is one of my favorites. I did refrain from book buying, although I had my hand on a beautiful bound copy of “Sense and Sensibility” (and greatly enjoyed the PBS series that concluded last night. However, it was pricey and I did have two other versions, so I passed.
(Speaking of Jane Austen, here is my “Jane Austen Action Figure” from the PBS conference last year – she carries a quill and a laptop! I will miss my weekly dose of Jane on PBS!)
I have to say that throughout the fair, I kept thinking of Becca at Bookstack – I love visiting her blog and learning about all the great books she’s reading. She’s a wonderful writer, too – so if books are your thing, stop by Bookstack and check out Becca’s newest discoveries!
These are my purchases – don’t you love the cat photo? And the lovely baby photo?
Most of my purchases were old recipe booklets with great graphics. Two were from the Kellogg Company (in Battle Creek, Michigan) and one promotes wheat…
The other, bran. (It's called "The Sunny Side of Life Book"!)
The pix in this are great!
A third was for Calumet baking powder and had fun recipes and great graphics!
Plus, I really loved the posters – couldn’t help but take a few pix of the bolder ones!
So, all that – followed by watching a rehearsal for a jazz program our station is taping tonight, flawless weather and good times made for a grand weekend! There is the remote possibility that one of the happiest campers was Mr. Gyps, who is starting to have plenty of critters to check out.
Life is good.