In praise of patience…

A friend told me that at my parents’ Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary he asked my dad what the secret was to being married that long. My dad said that it was ‘Easy, just get married and wait!’

Apparently having a cool newspaper is the same. I bought this fifty years ago (with my pre-kindergarten milk money…honest) and have moved it around all these years.

I can’t imagine thinking about 2019 when I bought it.

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WAYZGOOSE: Saturday April 27th

Here’s a great show that features engravers, small letterpress printshops, unbelievable bookbinding and many related artisans as well as printing ephemera and books.

….and us, Raven Press.

Come early, see the show then take a hike along a wooded trail on top of the nearby Niagara Escarpment!

Hay Pulley

These hay pulleys ran along a track near the peak of the barn roof. The bottom pulley clipped onto a large fork that dropped down and stuck into loose hay on the wagon just in from the field. The rope was attached to a team of horses that would pull the hay up to where it could be dropped into the loft. Hot, dusty, sweaty work.

This is a four colour print with an image area  28 x 34 cm  (11×14.5 inches)