Monday, November 29, 2010

Tecnically Still November

But it doesn't mean that I can't start rolling out Christmas related posts. Here's a little Rudolph for you.

The video is clear, just the image above is blurry. Trust me.

Friday, November 26, 2010

All this for a buck? Really?

Here's another menu from the Royal Savage Inn.

Plattsburgh Daily Press - May 4, 1940
This was a great restaurant.  I remember going to it a few times when I was younger.  It is no longer in business.  And I just read that the Keith's daughter, Tarley Jill Keith passed away a few weeks ago.

The restaurant was named after the American schooner of 1776.
Our Flag - George Henry Preble

Royal Savage links:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Royal Savage Inn - Thanksgiving, 1935

Plattsburgh Daily Press - November 25, 1935

Plattsburgh Daily Press - November 27, 1935
The earliest reference that I found for the Royal Savage Inn was from the classified section of the Plattsburgh Daily Press, 1930.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving - 1933

Plattsburgh Daily Press - November 29, 1933

I selected this because my Dad was just a few months old when this was published.

Monday, November 22, 2010

What's Your Problem?

Okay, it has been a while since I last posted. Deal with it.

I've got some ideas, but nothing in the queue. Well, one on Thursday. Wait for it.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

100 Largest Libraries in America

I read this on the Curled Up With A Book blog.

Today's quiz is to see which of these libraries I've been to.  Two in the top 10.  A couple of others.  I've been on the campus of several of the institutions, but not their libraries.

via the TravelInsurance Blog

Monday, November 08, 2010

A glimpse into the Fett household

I don't know which one this is.  Boba?  Jango?  I guess they need to eat, too.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Double Belled Euphonium

While running errands on Saturday I had to stop by a music store and pick up some strings for Edison's guitar.

The closest decent music store was Rush's, in south Knoxville.  Before they moved to this location, they had an interesting brass instrument on display.  It was a double bell euphonium, made by the King company.

 After I bought the strings I asked where it was because I didn't see it on display.  Rob pulled it from the boss's office and displayed it.

The fifth valve would direct the air into the second bell.

Here are some links to more double bell euphonium sites: