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Podcasts I like Part 1

While working on the ebay stuff I like to listen to podcasts.  Some of my favorite podcasters talk about knitting, spinning, and books.  I keep “discovering” new ones because each podcaster likes to mention and discuss the podcasts THEY like to listen to.

In no particular order:

Crafternoon Tea with GrannyG – From New Zealand!  (I can’t believe spell check doesn’t recognize that Zealand is a proper word).  “A fibrecraft podcast from NZ featuring interviews with inspiring people.”  And recipes.  Cooking yummy stuff!  She even prepares fiber for spinning – I love messing with wool.

The Knitmore Girls – “A Mother Daughter Knitting Production”  Jasmin and GiGi share their knitting projects and errors, spinning, sewing, and reviews.  I really enjoy their respect and love for each other that comes through each discussion.  Makes me cherish the memories I have of my mother even more.  Of course,  she would never record her voice because she sounded “too southern” as do I.

CraftLit – Heather O discusses her knitting, life, cooking, and comments on the book portion.  She serially presents a book in audio form from Librivox and discusses the themes, plot, and other information that enhances your understanding and enjoyment of the book.  It is like sitting down with your friend the English teacher over her/his favorite books.  I got hooked on her with Jane Austen and stuck around for Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.  It is not a book I would see myself reading (so many books, so little time…) but I am enjoying  the commentary and a few chapters each podcast.  The reader is fantastic.   I am looking forward to going back and “reading” some of the previous books with Heather.

CogKNITive – A Knitting-Psychology Podcast.  Dr. Gemma is a practicing Psychologist in California in both private practice and the prison system.  Each podcast includes a discussion about knitting, crochet, spinning, aspects of her job, and a life strategy.  She organizes a small fiber festival each year at the beginning of October and I wish I was close enough to go.  I love her common sense approach to living life.  Knitmore Girls mentioned her, and I am so glad they did!


eBay Postcard – Aquababe of St Petersburg

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“Donna Jean Allcorn, one of the famous Aquababes of St Petersburg, builds sand castles on the Spa Beach in downtown St Petersburg.”  Click HERE to go to the ebay listing!

This card fascinated me.  A cute blond child playing in the sand on the beach.  I spent many an hour doing just this – playing in the sand, building castles on the beach.

I was interested that the name of the person was included.  I did find that in 1949 she was a flower girl in a wedding reported in the society pages of the St. Pete paper.

Aha…found another article and picture of her (sadly too dark to make out the details) as a Bahama Babe during a water carnival at the Bahama Shores Yacht Association.  She was costumed as a clown!

In 1950 there was a showing of the Warner Bros. Technicolor featurette “Wish You Were Here” and she is listed as having a part, again as one of the Bahama Babes.  The same article lists a couple of names as Aqua Belles, possibly the older members of the group?

How unusual it is to find a postcard with the name of the model on the reverse.  I wonder if she was a local legend.  What a treat!  I’m hoping someone that knows her or her famly sees the postcard on ebay and it can go to a home where it is appreciated for the bit of personal history it represents.