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Turn Back the Page Thursdays (Are Retiring)

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said “There is nothing permanent except change.”
I disagree with him on one point, since there is someone we can always count on to be invariable– as Hebrews 13:8 puts it, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

I’m a little more inconsistent, however, and as I’ve been slowly building this blog I’ve also been learning a little bit about what works (and doesn’t) for me. As a result, I’ve decided to retire Turn Back the Page Thursdays. Hopefully that isn’t too disappointing, but I’ve found that scouring the internet for photos that are old, interesting, and also not protected by copyright is a lot more time intensive than I thought it would be. It doesn’t really build the blog long term in any way, and I’m starting to feel as if it doesn’t fit very well with the overall theme of book reviews.

Moving forward, I’ll be able to spend this freed-up time reading, acquiring, and photographing more books and writing reviews as well as other book-related posts, so please look forward to continued Monday content!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the book giveaway going on this week if you haven’t already! ๐Ÿ™‚ Details in previous post.

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Turn Back the Page Thursday, 7/19/18

Photographers, negative approximately taken sometime around 1914 at Polo Grounds (also known as Brush Stadium). Speculated to be possibly the opening of the 1913 World Series baseball game.


But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9ย The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” ~2 Peter 3:8-9

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Turn Back the Page, 7/5/18

Garfield County Fair, Colorado, 1973. 4Her gets ready for livestock judging.

Some things never change. As much as I don’t want summer to come to a close, I’m excited about two weeks of fair time this August and our yearly camper vacation. I’ve been saving as much work leave as I can so I can revel in deep-fried oreos, see old friends, and feel sentimental. Although I really don’t miss last minute hose washings… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Turn Back the Page Thursday, 6/28/18

Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York ca 1915. Colorized by Sanna Dullaway/PastInColor.com. This is only one section of a much larger, fascinating slice-of-life! Take a look here~
Gonna take a sentimental journey
Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna make a sentimental journey
To renew old memories
Got my bag, got my reservation
Spent each dime I could afford
Like a child in wild anticipation
Long to hear that “All aboard”
Seven, that’s the time we leave, at seven
I’ll be waitin’ up for heaven
Countin’ every mile of railroad track
That takes me back
~Excerpt from song “Sentimental Journey”
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Turn Back the Page Thursday, 5/31/18

Embed from Getty Images

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
Such a heartwarming photo circa 1945 taken in New Hope, Connecticut!


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Turn Back the Page Thursday, 5/17/18

This photo goes out to my dear friend Katy, an excellent cellist. See Katy, they were doing this long before the Piano Guys came along! “The Cellist”, 1957–Robert Doisneau

ย Romans 8:38-39
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39ย nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.