Today as I scrolled through my 'Vintage Calendar Collection' File with the intention of dropping it into the 'Seagate Storage Room' and out of the My Pictures File, I came across this American Beauty.
I wish I had the actual calendar. Instead I have an off kilter photo taken at an antique mall where I must have had to stand on my head to get the shot. The best I could do for a decent photo to show here was to crop the calendar and after a bit of photo finagling it is as square as it's going to get.
Isn't she beautiful? Are those roses the reddest you ever saw...in January? The color in this calendar has remained vibrant and the condition of the 'PinUp Girl' would be considered excellent in the Ephemera Collecting world....especially for a 54 year old piece of paper that was never intended to exist past December 1961.
Do you ever wonder 'Who What and Where' about certain days in your past? You know I do! Here's some 'Trivia' about this day 'January 5, 1961...54 years ago:
~The United States broke diplomatic relations with Cuba.
~Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, was born. He was a member of the 1996 Olympic Sprint Kayak Team.
~The astrology sign for this day and month is Capricorn. The birthstone is Garnet and the flower is a Carnation.
~My parents celebrated their 15th Wedding Anniversary the next day....January 6th.
~My brother was 12 years old and in the 7th grade. He was a roughhouse kid and an embarrassment.
~One of my sisters was 11 years old, in the 4th grade and had to wear clothes I made for her.
~My youngest sister was 4 years old, had long pigtails, and loved all the clothes I made for her. She still does...wink, wink sista!
~I was a basketball player.
~It was 15 days until my 14th birthday.
And that is the way it was for me on Thursday, January 5th, 1961.
What day of the week were you born?
Here's a website that will help you find the calendar you need.