Monday, August 18, 2014

An attic find

As I've mentioned a few times, I've been doing some clearing out at my dad's home.  Not things that he sees and uses daily; just things in the storage areas, of which there are many.  While working in the attic back in June, I came upon this find:

It's an interesting-looking book, although the stories I've glanced at don't seem to be anything wonderful.  (In fact, they seem a little strange.)

The book's title is
 A Parlor Companion,

How's that for  all-inclusive?  I couldn't find a copyright date (or even an author's name; it seems the stories may have been written by a number of different authors, though I can't be sure).

However, the book was a gift from "Aunt Lizzie", and is inscribed "Merry Christmas, December 25, 1892."  That, and the fact that it will be a nice addition to my Christmas decorating, made me decide to hang on to the book, at least for now.


  1. Wow!! I love old books and love Christmas, an old book with Christmas stories, really love! :)
    Coming by to see what I have been missing.
    Take care.

  2. So nice to see you here in my Christmas kitchen, Cheryl! Be sure to check out July's posts if you haven't -- there is a lot of fun stuff there.

    Hope to have a few more posts up here before August is out, but we will see. Stop in and visit anytime ... the archives are full!


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