Howard Missimer

Howard Missimer was born on November 17, 1867 and died November 19, 1917, just five years after this interview was published. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Motion Picture Studio Directory and Trade Annual describes Howard Missimer as being 5′ 10″ and weighing 140 pounds, having gray hair and blue eyes. Howard … Continue reading Howard Missimer

Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve! Here’s a song from Songs of Childhood, 1923. This one’s pretty weird. Why are they encouraging their children to wait up for Santa? CHRISTMAS EVE Do you hear the merry jingle Of the bells of old Kriss Kringle on his way? Fast he’s speeding in the night, Through a silv’ry sheen of … Continue reading Christmas Eve

Christmas

The following story is from one of the first antique books I ever owned. It is from the 1880s, and it is called Merry Doings of Childhood. It has fantastic stories, and has some of the most beautiful pictures that are still vibrant and dark. Some stories are not so sunny. They are there to … Continue reading Christmas