Wooden Bandstands of By Gone Years
I'm over at the Heroes, Heroines and History blog showing the first post in a series on historic bandstands. I'm starting with the wooden bandstand as it was the most economical for early settlers to build. Future posts will consider construction materials, size, and the stories behind the bandstand..
Wooden Bandstands of By Gone Years
I'm over at the Heroes, Heroines and History blog showing historic images of people on their porch swings, a place where they show the joy and agony of life. Memorable folks captured at this leisure activity, which was also a place of refuge.
These days, many people don't have a porch or veranda to hold a swing, but it seems that the trend may return by the look of the new styles of houses being built today. Good news as I feel it's an integral part of a friendly and caring neighborhood.
Porch Swing Time at http://www.hhhistory.com/2018/04/porch-swing-time.html
I'm blogging over at Heroes, Heroines and History today about the winter snow conveyance called a caboose. At least that's what it was called on the Canadian prairies in the first half of the 20th century.
Why can't I find any photos of such a conveyance south of the border? Come see my photos at Winter Travel by Caboose and then share about your memories or thoughts. If you've seen such a vehicle in old photos and such, share that too, will you?
The social aspects of tobogganing a century ago are explored in my Heroes, Heroines and History post, Romance on a Toboggan. Back then in areas that received adequate snowfall, toboggan runs were prepared and iced slides that started high and ran long. An added bonus was that you got to hold your main squeeze all the way to the end if you wished.
You even got a nice view while you were at the top, like this one from Ottawa, Canada in 1922...
As always, comments and thoughts are appreciated and just to get you started, here's my question for this post...
Tobogganing on an iced slide of this magnitude would be exhilarating, don't you think?
My last Heroes, Heroines and History blog post, Sleighs, Cutters & Carioles featured winter travel by sleigh for those who lived in areas that received some amount of snow. This time I'm posting about sleighs and sleds made for children and dolls.
So come on over and share your memories or read of others who've experienced this mode of travel and fun on my January 5th HHH blog post, Early photos of Children's Sleighs.
Sorry, couldn't resist the One-horse Open Sleigh spoof...We're talking about sleighs, cutters and carioles over on the Heroes, Heroines and History blog today. Do you know the difference? Which is your favorite? Join us for a trip back in time as we explore fancy sleighs, swift cutters, bobsleighs, and the ground-hugging carioles.
History, Heroes, and Heroines Blog is have a book party featuring some of their authors on this event site and on their blog. http://www.hhhistory.com/
They will feature some of their latest books and give away some great prizes on FB and the blog. Join us for books, #giveaways, and lots of fun.
Join 7 authors from Heroes, Heroines, and History Blog as they discuss their books. Grand prize includes a book from each author.
Here's the schedule for November 15, 2017::
3:00 EST (2:00 CST, 1:00 MST, 12:00 PST) – Anita Mae Draper
3:30 EST (2:30 CST, 1:30 MST, 12:30 PST) – Kathy Rouser
4:00 EST (3:00 CST, 2:00 MST, 1:00 PST) - Amber Schamel
4:30 EST (3:30 CST, 2:30 MST, 1:30 PST) - Debbie Lynne Costello
5:00 EST (4:00 CST, 3:00 MST, 2:00 PST) - Nancy J. Farrier
5:30 EST (4:30 CST, 3:30 MST, 2:30 PST) – Joan Hochstetler
6:00 EST (5:00 CST, 4:00 MST, 3:00 PST) – Tamera Lynn Kraft
You must be 18 to enter. Recipients must live in the US unless otherwise noted. Recipients will not hold Facebook liable in any way for the results of this contest. This contest is sponsored by the authors listed. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with, Facebook. Winners will be notified on this event page on November 15, 2017 before 11:00 pm EDT. Winners have until November 16th at midnight EDT to contact the owners of this page with their mailing address. If winners fail to notify the owners of this page by the deadline, prizes will be forfeited.
For November 5th, which is my day of the month to blog at www.hhhistory.com, I have a whack of images and photographs from 1874-1955 that show autumn in different views from fashion to food and fun. What do you think of when you hear the word, autumn? Does the sight of multi-coloured leaves make you smell burning leaves or pumpkin pies?
Come on over and share your thoughts as we celebrate the change of seasons by going back in time with Autumn Views.
Yes, May Day is in May, and although this image may look like children are dancing around a May pole, these youngsters are actually swinging around an old piece of playground equipment called, The Giant Stride. This apparatus can still be found today, but many communities have banned it for being too dangerous.
If you're interested, I have information, images, and videos over on the Heroes, Heroines and History blog where you're welcome to share your thoughts and memories.
I'm blogging about the White House conservatories and greenhouses over at Heroes, Heroines and History today with lots of interior and exterior photos, as well as how they all disappeared as construction of the West Wing took over the location.
I'm also holding a #Giveaway for one print copy of The American Heiress Brides Collection to one person who leaves a comment before 11:59 pm, Feb 12, 2017 on my post:
White House Conservatory: Then and Now and a Giveaway