Friday, September 20, 2013

My best girl

While working in Brazil, Vern wrote this letter home to his wife, Rose Marie, in 1963.

Monday, August 12, 2013

1954 Minnesota small game license

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dear Grandma

Bellingham Wash
Jan 5 1939

Dear Grandma

Are you and Gramp fine? I hope you are. Thank for the book it's real good. With my three dollar I am going to buy a wrist watch I did not feel so good the 3rd. so I did not to school.

I stayed at farm till Friday. Had lots of fun I came home on the train. I went in the observation car and a negro porter kicked me out. I was mad at him

Will I must say goodby write me soon


P.S. We sure enjoy the toaster.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Veil in which I was born

Found in an old Bible: "June 17/27. The attached is a veil in which I was born. My father has kept this veil in the large family Bible and sent it to me in 1927." This note is handwritten on memo paper from T. H. Charter, Manufacturers Agent. I can't read the whole signature, but the last name sure looks like Charter.

Enclosed with the note was a small piece of what looked like folded glassine paper. However, upon internet research, I've learned that some babies are born with a caul or veil, meaning that some of a membrane remains on his or her head after birth. So, perhaps what I thought was paper is actually a remnant of this membrane. Or not. Would a membrane hold together and age like this?

Friday, June 7, 2013

From the speedway comes their Stamina...

A letter dated October 7, 1935 from the credit department at Paddock Motors Company, Everett, WA.

Friday, March 15, 2013

‘...I will kill it’

Pages from a undated vintage notebook. Apparently, young Ray shot crows with a BB gun in his spare time, mapping out the location of his hunts. While researching to see if crows did indeed live on the island of Guam (which is identified on the map), I found this 2011 video about the passing of the last female Marianas crow.

P.S. I am having a hard time making a clickable link here, so you might have to cut and paste the URL until I figure it out. :(

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Charlotte, Mich., Feb. 7, 1925
THIS is to Certify:
That Dorthy Worwich was successfully given toxin-antitoxin treatment for diphtheria on Feb. 7, 1925.
C. D. Hufer, M.D.