Look what the wind blew in! Actually, the wind doesn’t do this, I do, but it sure is blowing out there as I write this. If that continues as you read this, perhaps I can provide some small distraction:
Sandy Joe Karpetz took The Pretty Secrets to Little Brick, and took some outfit photos on her way across the river. Now that was a beautiful day. (Photo by Vickie Laliotis, used with permission from Sandy.)
I found quite a few posts on a historical theme this week:
- History nerds and beer geeks have been brewing up a tour and a stout. Learn more from Edmonton City as Museum and Jason Foster’s On Beer.
- Mack Male looks at the history of Edmonton’s entrance signs, and recommends what to do with them.
- Paula Simons looks back at Edmonton’s first funicular, back in 1908.
- Vintage Edmonton digs up a story about a plan to advertise the Peace River Country (”Edmonton’s Hinterland”) in movies in 1919.
- Elizabeth Walker looks at the efforts to preserve “born digital” photographs at the City of Edmonton Archives.
- Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail has completed her Ghosts of Camsell online project about the history of the Charles Camsell Hospital, for now.
Food, family and feelings:
- Michelle Peters-Jones mourns her grandmother by cooking her favourite meal. I cried. It’s beautiful.
- Valerie Lugonja’s mom gets ready to celebrate her 85th birthday with her famous homemade peanut brittle.
- Karlynn Johnston starts out to share a recipe for Watergate Salad, but ends up offering an unusual bit of parenting advice.
- Ryan Batty is (sort of? temporarily?) happy for Flames fans as Calgary heads to the playoffs.
- Phil Wilson ruminates on what he’s learned so far from his pizza odyssey.
- Glenn Kubish shares a funny story about Cam Tait, who has just published his life story.
- Adina J. has a lot to say about how to shop on eBay.
- Lori Godin’s kids are muddy, and that’s a good thing.
That’s a tiny slice of what was published this week. You can find much more on ShareEdmonton.
I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, and I talk about all manner of things on Twitter @karenunland.