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What's Up, Doc? ~

You may wonder what the D.D. Collins House has in common with that wascally wabbit, Bugs Bunny. Click image to visit our carrot patch. April 30th is the day we honor Bugs Bunny because it is when he first appeared on the big screen in the 1938 short film, "Porky's Hare Hunt." His claim to fame was his famous catchphrase, "What's up, Doc?" and crazy antics played on his cast mates, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, and a host of others. In 1940 he starred in "A Wild Hare" and his career was launched. Bugs is even featured in our own carrot patch. You can celebrate by not only visiting our carrot patch, but also by binge watching that wascally wabbit today. Click Bugs to see what he's up to i

Old-time Cures for Cabin Fever: Part 2 ~

To continue with a bit of old-time entertainment, accented with a dash of education, we present an excerpt from a book published in 1856, "A Grammar of Ornament." Click the image for a PDF of the entire book excerpt. The fascinating aspect of this book is that it examines all forms of ornament throughout antiquity. Here is the publication page. Read it carefully. Click image for zoomable PDF. Notice that there are one hundred folio plates drawn on stone in the book. Also, that it was published by Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen of England, Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria photo from 1856. Isn't the title page exquisite in detail and intricacy? Click image for zoomable PDF. After just a

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