Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Can you believe I haven't posted since Monday? Neither can I! I have had such a busy few days, and I'll tell you all abut it soon, but today is my favorite day and I wasn't going to miss out on Vintage Thingies Thursday! No way! I haven't missed one since I started, even on vacation, Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, I've been here! This ultra-fun thrifter's and collector's delight is hosted by Suzanne @ Colorado Lady. She is sharing a funny item she found at a thrift shop. Personally, I like it, but she thinks it's a "What was I thinking?" purchase.I am sharing two great purchases I made at yard sales as a child. Let me introduce you to Trixie Belden, teenage sleuth. Trixie lives in a small town in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York with her parents, younger brother Bobby, and two brothers. They are a fun, average middle class family of the mid-1960s. In the manor house across the street lives Trixie's best friend, Honey and her brother, Brian. Along with their friend Diana, the group that calls themselves the Bob-White's solves mysteries and help people.The Trixie Belden series began in 1948 with The Secret of the Mansion. Three years later, The Red Trailer Mystery, one of my favorites, turned Trixie into a series that went on to become one of the most successful juvenile mystery series of all time. The books was published sporadically over almost forty years, ending in 1986 with publication of The Mystery of the Galloping Ghost, the 39th book in the series.The first six books were written by Julie Campbell Tatham, who also wrote the Ginny Gordon series, and were continued by various in-house writers from Western Publishing under the pseudonym Kathryn Kenny.I loved reading about Trixie's adventures because she was a real girl who had trouble in Math class, whose brother worked in the school cafeteria and drover a jalopy, and whose mom made cookies. Yet she had entree into a world of financial privilege through Honey and Diana, similar to Robin Kane to whom I introduced you in March.
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