Marvelously overgrown ~

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Ivy arch, September 30, 2017

This bay window occupies the narrowest point of one of those triangular-shaped buildings, which somehow makes it’s ivy overgrown window all the more dramatic.

 

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Introducing the Monogram Stationery Company (Original Boomerang for April 1, 1923)

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Original Boomerang for April 1, 1923

Despite its date (April 1), there don’t seem to be any jokes or hoaxes in this issue of the original Boomerang! I guess it could have to do with its also having been Easter. The folks at 1327 24th St. do seem to have been on the devout side though in an amiable way, of course.

One of the news items clarifies a reference that was made in the last issue, the one involving the Monogram Stationery Company. Here we learn that it’s Talbot and Eno’s “latest pet,” and that they have ads for it in several magazines. Those two were enterprising guys! While they’re waiting for a hopefully profitable response to their advertising, they’re getting a goodly number of customers from among Gladice’s “Wichita friends” (Wichita? why does she have friends there, we wonder!). The Boomerang Man promises to keep us apprised of how things go.

In other news, Ruth is home for the moment, Eula reports “bright days” in China, and Enola is leaving tomorrow to get back to her studies at the University of Chicago. Busy group!

Remembering ~

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Memorial text, September 23, 2017

Just the very last bit of the huge inscription on the floor of the NYC AIDS Memorial. The inscription is “huge” because it’s all of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” quite a long poem! Find a link to it at this site here, which also has a nice photo of the whole memorial site. Somewhat poignantly (or worse!?), the tall building in the background is really a part of the memorial too since it stands on the site of St. Vincent’s Hospital, which was a major HIV-AIDS treatment center. Read all about the building’s condos and their eye-popping price-tags in this New York Times article here. St. Vincent’s history and its role in the AIDS epidemic has also been featured previously in these pages, in this post here.