Random Five Friday



Each week our local, small town newspaper has a column that features news from years past.  As you can see from this clipping, January 1954, was quite a happening date.  I happen to think seeing a grey fox would be fairly interesting. 

I happen to love this Linda Ronstadt video and her backup singers have some serious moves.  I need that gold pantsuit too.....

If you like Hoosier Cabinets, then you will like this slideshow.  If you are on Facebook, you can, "like", Dusty Old Thing and get their updates.  

No school, again, in Smalltownland today.  My enthusiasm for the white stuff might be starting to wane.  

The Monopoly game that we started on New Year's Eve finally ended with my son as the winner.  But, we have already started another one......

Linking up with Nancy today!  

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  1. The woman in the gold pantsuit suddenly reminded me of the Bond girl in the movie Goldfinger. :-)

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  2. Grey foxes are about all we see here, I heard that they can climb up some trees and get away from coyotes but the reds can't. Don't know if tha is true or yet another story.

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    1. I have only seen the red foxes myself. Would love to see a grey one.

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  3. Interesting, gotta love small town life, Francine.

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  4. Our local paper has a similar feature called "Times Gone By" and I love reading what happened 100 years ago -- they certainly weren't worried about libel suits back then! :)

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  5. I saw a grey fox once on our road, late at night. They are beautiful.

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  6. I love seeing old newspaper articles like that. The reporting sure has changed.
    I'm very sick of the white stuff too!

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  7. I wonder how many people have even seen a fox? When I was growing up people lost chickens to foxes all the time and I usually saw the evidence of them along the railroad tracks where most of the chicken feathers were left. These were red foxes.

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  8. Love the old newspaper clipping. Newspapers used to carry all kinds of gossipy bits.....I have some old ones from my grandparents that are really fun.

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  9. Go for you to keep that Monopoly game going. The funny thing is that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where my daughter goes to school still has exciting posts like yours from 1954.

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  10. i always laugh at folks that carry on with games - i guess i must admit i am a bit jealous ... we had friends that would start a game or Risk & would play for a long time. i was always amazed how long the game could go. ( :

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  11. The newspaper I work for has a feature like that each week called "Sometime Ago." I enjoy reading what happened and what was important many years ago.

    I would love to see a fox! I've caught glimpses of what I thought was one.

    I used to listen to Linda Ronstadt a lot. I like that gold pantsuit, too!

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  12. I remember having some of those endless Monopoly games when I was a kid. They were great.

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  13. Too much of a good thing, huh? Just how much of the white stuff have you had now? I love to read those old newspapers. It shows that there was a real sense of community then.

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  14. Het is en gezellig en heel goe voor de samenwerking .spelletjes geven sfeer.

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  15. i love old newspaper clippings. doing genealogy i read through so many. really neat when i find something family related, even if it's just about attending a dinner! you know, i just wanted to let you know that i soooo enjoyed the porch dogs link you shared last week! have a great weekend!

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  16. I get such a kick out of videos from the 70's. The hairstyles on both men/women crack me up! Wishing you a very nice weekend.

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  17. I bet you can find an outlet for used gold pant suits - that kind of outfit would certainly spark interest in students -

    Yep - we were out of school for a month - (winter break - snow, then fierce winter cold) - Students returned to classes with super energy to learn . . . fun was had all around.

    Happy Week!

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  18. Wow, it really is Lake Wobegon- fascinating!

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  19. My condolence for the '54 grey fox... My compliments to Linda Ronstadt and to your son for the Monopoly win!

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  20. I just love Linda Ronstadt's voice .... amazing! Loved the video!
    Ugh! That "white stuff" ... Mother Nature's dandruff is what I call it!
    Although....knock on wood....we've been having a pretty mild winter so far.
    OMG...I hope I didn't just jinx it.
    Have an awesome weekend!
    diane @ aug's blog

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  21. The 1954 newspaper article gave me a chuckle. That's some big news about the Fox!!

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  22. I loved the Linda Rondstadt video. It brought back so many memories. In the world of monopoly, facebook and blogging, it's wonderful how we can at the same time look back at different points in time and think of what our lives were like just then.

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  23. I would be getting tired of the snow too as much as you've had. We are getting ready for a dusting tonight but I don't think it will be more than an inch if that. I like to read the small town newspapers. They have some interesting stories. Enjoyed Linda Ronstadt too. Thanks so much!

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  24. Oh, my goodness....what a blast from the past. I would love to know who those back-up singers were. I was still in high school at that time. The bigger the bell bottoms the better! Thank you for that memory.

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  25. I have a kitchen queen cabinet and just LOVE them so much! Thanks for the link! We're having sun today.. woohoo!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  26. 1954 was really happening! That made me laugh :)

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  27. You must be so looking forward to spring this year! Monopoly - what a timeless game that one is. We also have the Monopoly card came which is much quicker....

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  28. Wow, marathon monopoly! I have mixed feeling on the white stuff right now. I'd sure like to see some greenery, but at the moment we have one of those snow globe snows happening. Perfect weather for blog reading and blanket knitting :)

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  29. I use the old "100 years ago" columns for my genealogy society's yearly journal. Some of those items would not be appropriate today- that's for sure! Such a pretty day yesterday- and today it is in the 40's with ice cold wind...brrr....where is my beloved spring!

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  30. Love the pantsuit! I hear ya on the snow. Wind too. I fear one of these days I am going to wake up in Oz.

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  31. What a neat relic from the past! I actually photographed my first gray fox last year at our local nature area. Until then, the only photos they had was from the night critter cam. It was a thrill to come upon him.

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  32. Monopoly...haven't played in a few years, and we have three Monopoly games in the closet.

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  33. I remember that video, love her voice.

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  34. Ronstadt's in a struggle for her life. What a voice! Pray.

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  35. Family time while it's cold outside, it doesn't get much better than that. Congrats to your son.

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  36. Warm Greetings from the cold Warsaw. Have a look at the new photo album.
    http://marciento.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/virtual-exhibition-of-photography/

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  37. What a great posting! I enjoyed it a lot!

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  38. That sounds like a tactical and competitive game of monopoly.

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