But first, these messages!
Just a little year-end housekeeping . . . . I hate, with the white-hot heat of a thousand suns, to feel like I’m bothering people, so I’m offering a little heads-up here. The new year’s coming up with fresh ideas and a great queue of posts . . . which makes for a perfect time to verify that you still want to hear from me! (I’m thinking twice a week, more or less. What do you think?)
New here? So much the better–welcome! Here’s what to expect:
Forgotten photo rescues. Postcards from times past. The classic book vs film series I’ve been wanting to do for so long. Here and there, the stray book review. The long-awaited return of the historic cookbook project. Devotionals on the first of each month, because Jesus is my Rock and my salvation!
The cat-pics-to-real-post ratio should remain about the same as always.
I write them for me. I post them for you. I hope you’ll say you’re in!
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And now, on with the show!
This is such a great story. In the midst of a film and document digitizing project at the National Library of Norway, archivists found Walt Disney’s 1927 cartoon film “Empty Socks,” which is Disney’s first-ever Christmas film.
The animated short features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a precursor to the Mickey Mouse we know and love today.
Here’s a link to the full story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/12/lost-disney-film_n_6313354.html
Here’s what I know…
New blog feature! In “Here’s what I know…” look for newsy tidbits, ebook freebies and other deals, and stuff I think you might like as much as I do! (My opinion only. I’m not paid or compensated or even asked to endorse anything in this space–and if that changes, I’ll let you know.)
- Fulton History: Adding 800,000 newspaper pages on Christmas Day! (What?! Woo-hoo!)
- Ancestry.com special: 25% off Family Tree Maker 2014 now through December 26th. Time to upgrade?
- The ebook edition of Even Now by Karen Kingsbury is currently free for Kindle and Nook. Not sure how long this promotion will run, so if you’re interested, snag it! From Amazon’s description: “Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday.” I haven’t read it yet, but sounds like a good pick for us genies, no?
A very Merry Christmas to all! See you in the New Year!
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.