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My New Book on Amazon!

I finally decided to publish a book of poetry and flash fiction on Amazon Direct Publishing. I wanted to see how the process worked. My book has been up a week now available on Kindle and paperback and so far…
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My DNA Journey

My DNA Kit Journey By Tawsha Brinkley Davenport One of the hot Christmas gifts this past year were DNA kits from Ancestry and other places. I was always interested in doing one, but it was just a thought. About six…
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1950 Roy Rogers camera

I was so exited when I saw this, that I had to have it. A 1950 Roy Rogers and Trigger 620 Snap Shot Camera Camera by Herbert George Company of Chicago, Illinois. It is just a simple box camera, that…
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World War II scrapbook

Recently I purchased a World War II scrapbook. I basically saved it from being torn apart one piece at a time to be sold on ebay. As I examine the scrapbook I find many postcards of the early 1940s novelty,…
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New appliance

So excited today I bought a vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster mixer 17-A. It isn’t the model I was looking for, but it is 44 years old! It came with two bowls and beaters. I am now looking for attachments. I would…
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Wonderful Sunday!

Yesterday was such a bright sunny day. It was truly welcomed after all the rain we have had. Some of my sunflowers even bloomed, so beautiful! My husband and I decided to go for a walk to our local grocery…
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My “new” GE Automatic Waffle Baker

I was so excited when I saw this GE Waffle Baker on a local Facebook site. I immediately bought it for only $4. After a good cleaning and shining it up, I finally used it today. Well first I had…
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Great idea for Barkcloth pieces

I love this idea for barkcloth pieces. Framing pieces may be a cheaper way to go when considering original barkcloth. Instead of skipping over torn pieces or discarding them. Frame the pieces in vintage frames. When grouped together on an…
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A 1950’s Guide to being a good housewife?

Was there really a true way to be a 1950’s housewife? The above article claims to be from a 1955 Home Economics book, but several have questioned if it is accurate. Whether it is quite accurate or not each I…
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Music to clean by!

I hate doing my work in silence.The day just seems to go by so slowly, and I absolute hate having a television on in the background. Recently I purchased a 1960’s Zennith Stereo Consule, well it really doesn’t work properly,…
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