Wednesday, January 27, 2010

E-mail from America

My friend Judy from North Carolina has a blogging friend who enjoys garage sales and recently - for just $2 bought an ancient journal she had unearthed under damp rubbish. The poem below is just one of the treasures included and because it is about England Judy aka Kenju thought I would be interested. I think it is quite special and the blog itself is worth a look. To read more about her find click on the link below and scroll down to January 23rd
http://redondowriter.typepad.com/sacredordinary/



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18 comments:

The Cloudcutter said...

How lovely and fascinating! I checked out the link and I'm wondering whose journal it is.

Queenie said...

What a delight! I love the curlicue illustrations, too.

Granny Annie said...

Pat thank you for sharing this and sending us to Fran's. You might want to change your link to:

http://redondowriter.typepad.com/sacredordinary/

R. Sherman said...

It's always fun to see what one can unearth at "rubbish" sales. Rubbish? I think not.

Cheers.

Eryl Shields said...

What I find astonishing is that someone dumped this in the first place. The colours are fabulous.

Pat said...

Cloud cutter: I think Fran said it was Georgia something and possibly fron the early 1900's.

Queenie: ah of course that is what they are.

Grannie Annie: thanks to Judy and to you also. I'll try to substitute your link. They are not my strong point:)

Randall: the journal was under a lot of rain damaged stuff so her persistence was rewarded.

Eryl: I think every time an old person dies lots of precious stuff is dumped. It's worth reading the post which is easier with Granny Annie's link . I'll try to change it.

angryparsnip said...

Who ever drew and wrote this put a-lot of time and effort into it and it comes across so charming. Plus in great condition for being in a damp junk pile !
I am very intrigued by Calligraphy and although not that great at it, I love doing it. I designed a font for my Japanese son to use on a photo project and it came out rather interesting. I love letters and words.

Pat said...

Parsnip: I'd love to be able to do it. Why not put some on your blog?

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Thanks for linking to me regarding the found journal from the estate sale last weekend. One name is Georgia Gear and the other seems to be Pat Stacy. Wish I had the time for some research, but not until spring break. I like your website very much.

Charlie said...

It's rare to find gems at a garage or yard sale, but this is an exception.

And it saddens me when a person passes on and their life is dumped in the rubbish, like they never existed.

St Jude said...

It's beautiful, I really cannot understand how someone could part with it.

Pat said...

Fran: so nice of you to visit. Everybody has appreciated your find.

Charlie: I feel sorry for my kids when they have to sort through a house full of stuff - let alone the forests of paper work. I try to do the odd clear out but its a losing battle.

StJude: MTL's solution is to put things in cardboard boxes and sort it later. I have to limit him to his office and two sculleries knocked into one which was to have been an extra bath room.

Guyana-Gyal said...

How delightful. My imagination is going zing zing, all over the place, wondering about the writer / artist.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a lovely Poem....It seems familiar to me for some reason. It really paints a picture of England, doesn't?

Many nany MANY years ago, I bought 4 Book Boxes at an Auction and I was hoping for an Encyclopedia Brittanica. It was there in those four Boxes, (There was a fifth box but it wasn't part of this same lot, though it should have been---there were three books missing from The Brittanica---that fifth box held those three volumes I'm afraid....) Anyway.....
One of the things in one of the boxes was a Diary kept by a woman....It was mostly mundane sruff except here and there there were some very interesting revelations---I think the Diary was from some time in the 19-Teens....It was a fascinating thing to find, I must say.....

Four Dinners said...

Wouldn't it be great if the author could be found?

Lovely artwork to go with it 'n all

Pat said...

GG: I can hear you weaving stories;)

Naomi: the white walls must be the white cliffs of Dover.
I hope it turned out to be a bargain in spiite of not being complete.

Four.D: I'm putting my faith in Fran. I reckon if anyone can find out she will.

kenju said...

Pat, I'm sorry I got here so late for the post; thanks for the link and I am glad that you and all your readers enjoyed the poem and Fran's blog too.

Pat said...

Judy: I hadn't realised. I'm glad you didn't miss it:) And thank you.