Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Autumn is around the Corner and some Estate Sale stuff.

My camera turned up missing! My house is tidy and I know where stuff is! We've determined that it was a visiting interloper (oh, suppose those 2 words don't go together)...friend of my 17 yr. old son. Can't prove it but, we're pretty sure...
So, I have a new camera...much to the chagrin of many around me. I like it. Nothing special, a Sony Cybershot 10.1 mega pixels and 10x zoom. But, sooooo much better than the abducted camera. Also, that kid can't even use the one he jacked (although I assume he's pawning it anyhow) as I have the charger cable.

Nate started a fire in our pit tonight. Doesn't that smell like autumn to you!? Oh, I love it.

Zoe just isn't so sure about it. (my wayward camera would've shown pure black with this shot)

I went to an estate sale and got this stack of booklets for $1. Whoever put them together was smart and put the one on the right on top and banded it together.

This was the 1st page...oh, booklet put out by some "Rice Council". I came skipping in the door with it to show St. Jim...he grinned.

Another fun thing about estate sales are the regional things that you'll see. (I live in Omaha).

Oh, I love the old ones...not just for the graphics but, for the recipes that I remember from my childhood and then can replicate.

Actually, thinking of mounting this in a frame to use as holiday decor.

This is on the inside cover. The booklet was put out by our Natural Gas company...Peoples. Yes, it was Peoples Natural Gas! My husband could not believe that when we met in 1999!

This booklet was in the stack. I was thrilled as I'd bought a box of 18 canning jars with lots of vintage lids at the same sale for $4 and didn't even know that this was with the booklets! Someone used it for a coaster OR to set canning jars on. I've canned 3x this year! I haven't done that since 1991...I think that things are turning around for me as I'm becoming who I was...which is who I think that I am.
Well, Cheerio! Love you guys....a lot. Cindy


  1. I love old cookbooks, well actually I love all cookbooks! It feels a bit like Fall in Illinois too, but I have a feeling we are in for some summer in October this year.

    I'm on my second Sony Cybershot, and I love it.

  2. I'm sorry to hear someone took your camera, especially from your home. Technology changes so fast these days, it sounds like you got an upgrade! You got a great deal for a $1 with those cookbooks...it's funny they chose to put the 'man' one on top! Looks like it worked!

  3. I bet all those recipes use lots of Crisco..LOL

    Your serenity is showing with the camera ordeal. Good for you for not getting upset about what you cannot change.

  4. Love the pictures. I love old cookbooks too.

    I had to laugh at the headline on the one page that said, "No man likes the same thing every night!". If I fix something hubby really likes, he'll be happy to have it every night for longer than I would want to fix it. :)


  5. I see a lot of Omaha places on that Food Channel show, Diners Drive-Ins and Dives!
    I think one place was called Amato's, and another place was famous for it's Fried Carp. That place looked awesome!
    I love Nebraska, to me it's the TRUE Gateway to the West!!

  6. Nothing more important that pleasing our men, right?! Too funny! I love those old books so much. I agree, that one with the white Christmas tree is worthy of framing!
    You'll have to let me know how you like your new camera. We're in the market for a new one, but can't decide which one!

  7. Great bargain on the cookbooks. The one about pleasing your husband cracked me up.

  8. It sounds like fall is heading your way or has arrived. I like the smell of burning leaves. Cool cookbooks.

  9. Great cookbooks. Boy, has the world ever changed.

  10. Wow, you really found some cool stuff! I am envious of the canning booklet and jars! I hope to can again one day after we "semi-retire" someplace. I used to make my own spaghetti sauce and applesauce and, and...

    I'm getting hungry! :)


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