March 7th, 2015

me default

weekend event....business of death...

i first learned of this place and a similar business while reading one of my many books about Queen Victoria, one dealing with her lifelong love of mourning....there was quite an industry for mourning in the mid-1800s for about 30 years...specific rules on colors to be worn--even in regards to jewelry, mourning decorations for home, carriages, and mourning for all economic classes....fascinating actually....well, i found it fascinating.....

70s child

weekend event....clocks....

Damn, this was really advanced for 1971....I WANT IT NOW!!!! I also absolutely abhor changing the clocks....I know the EU is considering doing away with it but I'm sure the US will stubbornly cling to delusions that in some strange way it saves energy, or gives a factory farm more light, or doesn't cause more traffic accidents due to messed up sleep.....pick one time and STAY ON IT....if it gets dark earlier in the winter, so what? this only became federal law in the US in 1966....yes, i sound like a cranky old woman....hand me a bag of werther's and get off my lawn!!

1971dreammachine