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Friday Fun – Riddle-me-ree, 1870

A classy riddle from “The Young Ladies Journal”, February 1st 1870. Can you guess it? My first is a vegetable well known to all; My second’s an insect tiny and small; My whole forms...

Dames Don’t Fall Backwards

I’m in no way a crime fiction expert, for that you need my friend Dave’s site What are you reading for ?Incidentally, it was this excellent post of his that inspired me to just bloody...

Haschich Fudge, 1954

Well, this is hardly obscure as it’s from one of the best selling cookery books of all time, “The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book”, 1954. The most bohemian cook book ever written, it’s also...

Friday Fun – Crosswires, 1935

The Crosswires game – this is quite a good one. I absolutely challenge you to do this right first time. From The Universal Book of Hobbies and Handicrafts, 1935 (Sid G. Hedges).