Numbers 9 - 12 of the 16 Cracker Jack Bears cards from 1907 ...
|The Cracker Jack Bears No. 9|
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Away to southward then they
Where many acres of peanuts
From there went many a heavy sackOf peanuts grown for “Cracker Jack.”
|The Cracker Jack Bears No. 10|
Next to the husking bee they went
On happiness and good times bent
And there the corn in many a sackWas ready to make into “Cracker Jack.”
|The Cracker Jack Bears No. 11|
The circus with its oilt
It’s sawdust, tinsel
Is not complete if it
The customary“Cracker Jack.”
|The Cracker Jack Bears No. 12|
We’re a great success
upon the field
And with effect the
bat can wield,
But playing ball grows
When we can eat good“Cracker Jack.”
For the full background and first 8 cards, please see our previous posts here and here. We will shortly be posting Part IV for the remaining cards in the series. Question: Card number 11's poem starts, "The Circus with its oilt array" ... Any thoughts on what "oilt" means or could it be a misprint?
Card No. 12 reminds us Cubs (bears) are big winners in 2016. In honor of the World Series Champions here we have crowd sourced Go Cubs Go. Please be careful ... this thing can get stuck in your head! :-)
More from John's Island ...
One for the weekend ...
The theme this week for Postcards for the Weekend is "Books/reading/authors" and, once again, although a part of our daily routine, not much to draw from in the postcard collection! So, we hope Maria will allow us to stretch the envelope once again for the First Day Cover below. Question: Who was the author of the first telegram ever sent?
|First Day Cover|
Samuel Morse Sends First Telegraph Message
May 24, 1844
Cover Postmarked May 24, 1978
|Back of the Cover with Info on Stamps Used|
The link to Postcards for the Weekend is here. Thanks for hosting, Maria!
Halloween Havoc ... or, Kitty Go Nap ...
While on my daily walk, October 29th, I had to stop and snap a pic of this kitty decoration for Halloween. It was quite a lot for this home. Impressive! Wouldn't you agree?
|Kitty on Oct 29|
|Kitty on Oct 31|
If you like the Cracker Jack bears and the kitty above, you will enjoy Eileen's Saturday's Critters. Be sure and check it out here! Thanks, Eileen, for hosting!
More from the walk ...
|November 9th 3:05 PM|
Crisp, sunny afternoon ... Great for a walk!
Big trees in the center have lost almost all leaves
in just a couple of weeks.
|Nov 14th 8:36 AM|
Yang Ming Container Vessel
A break in the overcast was like a spotlight on the ship
as she moved southward in the Sound.
|Nov 12th 4:48 PM|
Cosco Container Vessel arriving in Puget Sound.
|Nov 12th 4:40 PM|
Unusual sunset highlights.
Perfect height, in some places, for reflections.
|Nov 12th 3:13 PM|
A stormy afternoon.
Bainbridge/Seattle Ferries passing on their route.
|Nov 10th 1:22 PM|
Auto Ferry about to enter fog bank.
Fog was slowly burning off since early morning, but still
thick over by Bainbridge Island.
|Nov 10th 1:24 PM|
A couple minutes later ... Ferry disappeared into the fog.
A few more SKY pics for good measure ....
|Homes to the west with perfect angle for reflecting the setting sun|
seen in the next photo.
Nov 17th 4:22 PM
|Nov 17th 4:21 PM|
Orange sky at night, sailors delight?
November 3rd ... a colorful evening ...
|Nov 3rd 5:46 PM|
|Nov 3rd 5:59 PM|
|Nov 3rd 6:01 PM|
Looking southwest over Alki Point
Vashon Island in the distance.
|Nov 3rd 6:00 PM|
Olympic Mountains to the west
Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
Thanks for stopping by John's Island. Join us next week for the last of the Cracker Jack Bears cards!