September 18, 1903. It's Dogged As Does It by illustrator Louis Wain. ---Tim Tobby was not very wise, He thought, "Oh, I can't win a prize!" But he stuck to his book, And such trouble he took, That he did, to his joy and surprise. From Louis Wain's Baby's Picture-Book.
April 07, 1965. Thank GOD for the man that pulled Dick Van Dyke from his burning car! Here is a coloring contest for Mary Poppins - I posted this a couple of years ago on my old blog. Try to stay safe Mr. Van Dyke, please.
July 30, 1944. Cast your vote for BOOTS on Miss Missy Paper Dolls Blog for favorite comic strip paper doll in her new survey. Who else has such a fun cast of characters as BOOTS! Besides BOOTS herself there is Babe, Horace, Cora, the Professor, Spence, Mervie, Ferd, Pug, Bootkins and many more wacky friends of BOOTS that appear as paper dolls in the comic strip.
August 20, 1899. "Gen. George Armstrong Custer was a gallant soldier, who won distinction in several campaigns of the Civil War. After Lee's surrender he was made a brevet major general of volunteers, and was conspicuous in the west as an Indian fighter. His last fight was against the hostile Sioux in June, 1876. At that time he was lieutenant colonel in command of the 7th Cavalry, and was sent by Gen. Terry against a band of Indians in the Little Big Horn valley in the Yellowstone park country. On June 25th, the day before Gen. Terry and Col. Gibbons had appointed to arrive, Custer ordered an attack. He had divided his command into three parallel columns, under Capt. Benteen, Major Reno and himself. Capt. McDougall was left to guard the pack train. Reno was first over the Little Big Horn and was defeated, retreating across the river, where he was joined by Benteen and McDougall. Custer had proceeded in a more northerly direction, crossed the river, and was surrounded and every one of his command killed. With Custer fell his brother Thomas, 12 officers, 247 enlisted men, three Indian scouts and several civilians." Another terrific HISTORY DOLL - I have several on my old blog.
July 01, 1934. Poor Willie and Ferd! BOOTS and the girls were just hanging around bored when Willie and Ferd came up with a bright idea to amuse all the girls - fireworks. Needless to say, the boys had no clue about the proper handling of fireworks and EVERYONE ended up in bandages.