Monday, April 4

More Old Books and a Bit O' Brunch

The cover of Milton's Poems; the gilding is worn, but it is still beautiful.

They sure don't make them like this anymore!

Published 1892

The cover of "Laddie". This book has no date in it. It is one of Henry Altemus' publications. 
I had 2 other scans to show, but they have disappeared. I'll get the hang of this new computer soon, I hope.


We went to brunch today with a couple who live in a very fancy retirement club. I had what they offered as Eggs Benedict, but when it came, it had no Hollandaise sauce on it, and it was topped with a gracious amount of crab meat. It was excellent. I ordered bacon and fruit as sides, and they brought five slices of bacon and enough fruit of two people. I was not going to eat all of it, but of course, I did just that. I have decided that I will have to go to Duke for the rice diet if I can't get some control over my appetite in the near future. I have packed on the pounds this winter and I am not liking it one bit. None of my clothing fits and I am not going up another size!!  I wonder how many times I heard my mother say that? I sure didn't ever think I'd have to say it.


Jay Simser said...

Now I am hungry... Bacon, yum.. Sounds lovely. Much better than what I had. Oh well, And thanks for sharing the books, they are real treasures.

tiff said...

Love the old books - what treasures!

Mmm, Eggs Benedict.

Kay Dennison said...

I love old books -- they have panache!

Sounfd like brunch was a serious yum!

Looking to the Stars said...

Oh, I love the books.

Brunch sounded yummy. Sigh, I'm in the same boat as you.

Tracy said...

Eggs Benedict sounds great about now as I finish up my salad for lunch ready to welcome my kiddos :) but oh well, I'll just finish my apple; ho hum....

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love old covers!
My granfather gave me many of his old books with very old covers.

Nance said...

Those books are heavenly! Aren't you lucky to have them?

Ah, the Duke Rice Diet. It has featured prominently in my life. One of my first post-grad jobs was in Durham, heading up two halfway houses for residents of Butner and Dorothea Dix. The push was on to cut the population of residential mental health care. There was a Dunkin Doughnuts nearby, where you'd find a'many of Rice Dieters after midnight.

And, then, I've had patients more recently who shed pounds there. I'm a Weight Watchers fan, myself...much cheaper. But, oh, that brunch sounds delectable. Courage, my friend!

Sparkling Red said...

I love the flowery cover! It's very appropriate for your blog. :-)

srp said...

These are such wonderful books... I love the old bindings. You are right... no one makes them like this any more.

Pat said...

As retirement clubs go that sounds one to keep in mind.
I had a rare piece of bacon yesterday with bubble and Squeak.

Arkansas Patti said...

You really have some special treasures there. Hang on to them.
You would think they would be more calorie conscious with retired folks. 5 pieces of bacon? I'd have loved it then, hated it later.

Joy Des Jardins said...

These books are really beautiful...the older looking, the better. made me so hungry with that brunch...yum.