Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Copy of Little Women That Belonged to My Mother

The copy of Little Women that belonged to my mother will be one hundred next year.  The book along with the other Alcott books, Little Men, An Old Fashioned Girl, Eight Cousins, Jack and Jill, Jo's Boys, were the Alcott books I read.  It was nice to see the movie on Christmas Day. 

That Louisa May Alcott as Jo March was married to the professor as a believable ending to her story is presented in the movie with emotional intelligence.  I photographed the copy of the book to show and the poem in the prelude encourages me to go ahead and share these photos at the holiday time.


          “Go then, my little Book, and show to all
          That entertain, and bid thee welcome shall,
          What thou dost keep close shut up in thy breast;
          And wish what thou dost show them may be blest
          To them for good, may make them choose to be
          Pilgrims better, by far, than thee or me.
          Tell them of Mercy; she is one
          Who early hath her pilgrimage begun.
          Yea, let young damsels learn of her to prize
          The world which is to come, and so be wise;
          For little tripping maids may follow God
          Along the ways which saintly feet have trod.”
          Adapted from JOHN BUNYAN.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Christmas Greetings From Gord Barbershop 1936

At Facebook at Historic Tacoma December 17. 2019:
Across 21st Street from the Three Bridges Building (posted about recently) is another bit of Tacoma's architectural legacy and an architectural cousin to The Spar Tavern building in Old Town, the RealArt Theater in South Tacoma and the much-discussed Holy Rosary Church. Built in 1914, it too was designed by the architects Charles Lundberg & C. Frank Mahon. Originally a drug store and barbershop, it now houses Coates Chiropractic and other businesses. It still has a barbershop!

My comment in Historic Tacoma's Comments section included a photo of Tide Literary Magazine from the College of Puget Sound, an advertising section that included Gord Barbershop.  My uncle was a barber at Gord Barbershop. 

Another commenter could see The Spar in Old Town in this building.  Another of the issues with the Gord Barbershop advertisement featured a manger scene on the cover, at the holiday season now, it is to share.

barbershop building