Or else, what? This new ruler is not made of paper, but when I saw it on ebay last week I couldn't resist buying it because of the text on the front. (And also, it's a cat.) The character in question, labelled on the back of the packaging "Gatto Nero," comes from Korea, from a company whose motto is "Do it yourself, Small and Beautiful." Couldn't resist.
Purchase (ebay) - TinyBees Stationery & Craft Supplies, Hong Kong - 17 February 2017
Countdown to Valentine's Day: A children's fold-out valentine for "my nicest friend in all the school," this one with the year 1942 written on the back. The name, also on the back, looks like "Robert Flowers." No more clues!
Purchase (ebay) - Katherine Kreider ("out of africa"), Lancaster, PA - 5 March 2014
Countdown to Valentine's Day: This postcard has a copyright date of 1908 by Raphael Tuck Sons & Co. It's postally unused, but inscribed (and addressed) to Merald Sornberger, in Sanborn, NY, from Donald. I did find on ancestry.com a Merald Sornberger, who was born in 1904 and died in 1964 and who lived in Sanborn, NY. A real person.
The verse is a little hard to read, but it says: "Valentine Greetings - I love you 'on the square' I do, My heart and hand go straight to you."
Purchase (ebay) - Ron LaGuardia, Moorpark, CA - 3 Sept. 2016
A special friend has a birthday today, so when I was home Thursday on our Snow Day I made her some birthday rulers. She reads a lot!
The ruler template is the one I've been using for many years, created by Jessica of JLaurieStudio on etsy. The other images also came from etsy, from a number of artistic sellers.
Happy Birthday, Pru!
I've used these designs before, but when the Governor tells you to stay home because of the snow storm, what else is there to do except make more snowflake rulers? We've already had one short episode of snow thunder, and as far as I know we could still get up to 15 inches before the storm ends at about 11pm.
Individual snowflake images purchased on etsy from SandraGraphicStudio, Lannilis, France - 16 December 2016; snowflakes were re-sized and assembled into collage and then printed with ruler images purchased from Jessica at JLaurieStudio.
This is a new group to me, despite its very long history (founded in 1847). According to its website, "The beginnings of the P.O.S. of A. Fraternity may be found in the early days of our American Republic. Patriots banded together to uphold the principles of Americanism and duty to our flag. In 1847 the P.O.S. of A. was established to serve Our Country." The ruler card I acquired in 2014 states that the group is "Our Nation's Oldest Patriotic Society of Native Americans," and while the website doesn't say this, it looks like it's still all men (that is, "sons"), though membership is now open to "new citizens."
This ruler just seemed especially appropriate for these days, and that's all I'm going to say...
Gift - Thomas A. Horrocks (through purchase from Peter L. Masi, books) - 18 August 2014
This new blotter has at least three of the "standard" ruler jokes, which, I suspect, I find funnier than other people do: "make it a Rule;" "...Quality Every Inch of the Way;" and "...measure for yourself!"
Only problem with this one is that I can't figure out what the image on the right is. Suggestions welcome!
Purchase (ebay) - "pickinprincess" Jax Bracewell, Lake Wales, FL - 20 January 2017
Despite having a perfect sweatshirt and a pink hat all ready, I wasn't able to march yesterday because of a veterinary emergency that couldn't be postponed or ignored. I was with you all in spirit (and then later, on the T), and am delighted to read all about how Boston showed our pride.
Special thanks to my friend Susi B, who provided pink hats to two of my colleagues and to many many other marchers. EXTRA special thanks to everyone who marched, all over the world.
Background photo: copyright 2017 Greg Cook
Ruler image: Jessica Laurie at JLaurieStudio (etsy)