It's October 5th and that means it's my day to blog at the Heroes, Heroines and History blog. Stereograph, glass lantern slide, greeting card, magazine cover, and photographs from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Simple images to show that not much has changed when it comes to growing and showing those treasures of autumn, the lowly and fantastic pumpkin.
And here I thought water wings was a modern invention. Nope. Try 100 yrs ago.
Join me today at Heroes, Heroines and History as I delve into the origin of those colorful swim aids we call water wings.
As a Featured Author Interviewer of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), I'm delighted to be posting on the International Christian Fiction Writers (ICFW) blog today about the Fiction Finder website.
Fiction Finder is a site for readers looking for Christian fiction and authors supplying information about their books. Drop in for a visit as I share more information about this great place to find Christian fiction.
Do you like bluebirds? Today at the Inkwell, I'm posting Tale of the Bluebird Tree, a true story with pics and video of Mountain Bluebirds. Check it out and then read it to the young ones in your life for a taste of adventure in a bluebird's life.
Tale of the Bluebird Tree is also posted on the Draper's Acres blog.
Following my last HHH post featuring the fashion of male life savers at the turn of the century, this month we're looking at female life saver fashion and its progress over a few short years. That is, once the 20th century came about and people put the practicality of saving lives above the modesty required in the passing Victorian age.
So join me over at the Heroes, Heroines and History blog for Early Life Saver Fashion Part 2 and let me know what you think.
Following my posts on sea bathing and the beginnings of life saving societies and swimming lessons, I'm over at Heroes, Heroines and History posting images of the fashion changes in the world of lifesavers, or the people we know today as life guards.
In this instance, fashion changed to allow freedom of movement for limbs while running and swimming without the hassle of heavy clothing dragging the rescuer down underwater and putting his/her own life in danger.
So my post, Early Life Saver Fashion Part 1, shows the male lifesavers since they posed for photos first, and my next post, on July 5th,will show the women.
What is the chance that you're in Paris on a Seine River boat cruise and you pass by Notre Dame Cathedral as it burns? It happened to my daughter, Crystal, and you can read about it on my post, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire at www.inkwellinspirations.com