Friday, June 29, 2007

rain in June

How there was rain in the air and I carried my raincoat to the post office, then the sky cleared. Later in the day the rain was really coming down and I walked along in my jacket.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

cool for june

All month it has been cool for June. This morning it was raining.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


There has been a place where I have seen a killdeer. The area is only a little farther in elevation with more open space. The search in the birdbook I have years back for the bird was a peaceful, pleasant time, which reminded me of other times searching through the book


Sammy Davis Jr. was a big star. I checked out the new photography book - photos taken by Sammy Davis Jr. of lots of big stars.

Monday, June 25, 2007

ryska gummifabriks, A. - B.

A nice pair of canvas shoes, Malmo Gymnastikskor - molded into the sole in the ad we see RGA Malmo - Ryska Gummifabriks, A. - B. - Aktiebolag - Company, Limited.

what does A.-B. mean

A. - B. means Aktiebolag - like Co. Ltd. (Company Lmited) We might have found this at Ikea.


"Vi trivs gott i mitt lilleputt-kok - min T - T och jag!"

Har ar mangeln som aldrig ar i vagen, fast utrymmet ar smatt. Och vad skall jag med en storm skrymmande mangel nar T - T gor precis samma nytta....

How my own grandmother had a mangel in her kitchen. Here is the ad in Husmodern -

"We get along well in my Lilleputian-kitchen - my T-T and I."

"Here is the mangle that never is in the way, surface space is small. And what would I do with a big bulky mangle, when T-T does exactly the same use..."

Her mangle is on the table top on her checkered tablecloth.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Eleventh Street Bridge

I watched a float installed at a restaurant, there was a dog on the boat that towed the float, and the float came from a place on the other side of the eleventh street bridge. The float fit the posts that had been driven into the ground underwater, and the boat with the dog went back where they came from.

#33, 1937 - Serva

Husmodern 33, 1937, has its cover missing, but on its front, page three I find an object familiar to me from a drawing I did in Sweden in 1990 - it is the stove with the same tight spirals of thick wire for handles. The handles must have gotten hot, so thick metal was the best material for them. A potholder must have fit into the spirals, ready for the time to open the oven door.

Serva: till verklig tjanst i ert kok - Serva: to truly serve in the kitchen

Om familjemedlemnarna ata pa olika tider, ar Serva den spis, Ni behover! (If family members eat at different times, Serva is the stove we need!)

The drawing has draped across its top a piece of rhubarb from the garden.

Friday, June 15, 2007

when cleaning

When cleaning, I carried the three boxes of Husmoderns to the other room and piled them behind a file cabinet. Each box has at least Hus on it in red marker, along with 30's, 40's, 70's.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

flaxseed meal

Working around the Husmoderns on top of the spool table, I made biscuits with flaxseed meal for breakfast this morning. At the drug store for Vegetarian Multiples, I noticed Red Bull is an energy drink; it was product placed in a novel I just returned, BOOMSDAY.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Three Boxes

Now all the Husmoderns are packed in three boxes. Out the window today there was an Oregon Junco perched on the edge of the little tree.

Monday, June 11, 2007


The kitchen is full of two big containers of Husmodern, 1937 to 1939.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

swedish white beam tree

Rain today. Told my cousin about the Swedish White Beam Tree. The park could not locate one to replace the one that had been there a long time. It had to be taken out as part of the replacement program. The tree had white blossoms in spring, then leaves with decal edges, then red and yellow leaves and red berries in the autumn. It was pretty. Seattle Street Trees lists several in Seattle. It appeals to butterflies that live in a different part of the world.

Saturday, June 2, 2007


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pigeon standing on the street

There was not traffic just then but the pigeon was standing - was it a little one? I biked back a little and made flying upward pushes from just nearby the pigeon. And it walked across the street to the other curb.

critical mass baby boomers undergrads

The universities were at critical mass for all undergraduates at the summer of love, all the entry-level jobs could be filled with baby boomers. There were so many of them, there had been an opportunity to supply their needs. Then there were so many of them, it was hard to employ them all. The pig in the python.