I found this c.1930’s newspaper clipping tucked inside the 1930 book, “A Scandinavian Summer by Harry A. Franck. I am certain this clip was saved for the recipes on the flip side, but finding this little story introduced me to sad story of Hack Wilson.
Wilson had a 12-year major league baseball career, playing for the New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979 and was once the highest paid player in the National League, but died penniless and alone.
This article was published before things went sour, referencing only his training with the Cubs and his small feet (reported sized 5 1/2 shoe.)
Popping this vintage hotel brochure in the mail today to the Mount View Hotel and Spa.
I love the art deco style of the hotel as depicted in the piece. It’s now a spa too, so I wonder how much of the original style remains. I hope to get to Calistoga in the Spring.
Oh Trader Joe’s, how I love thee. I sent a note to a few of my favorite respondents from 10 years ago. Look what came mail yesterday (10/23/15.) Dan Bane!