Saturday, April 11, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
susuko's cat. i rarely buy art at sales. but this war bride did some funny looking cats. susuko grobschmidt. japanese or korean? i wish i had gotten 1 more or hers, but i only got her cats.
estate sale haul
4/2. house built 1964. a few pics to come. 2nd day of 3. mostly meh, but not bad. i have tested BOTH old mini stove top pots. the tall one is a early drip pot. faster than i expected. makes god coffee. the mini perc did bad my 1st try. too much grounds. i retried it tonight & it was batter than starburned.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
FLEURY, ANDRE hercule de (1653-1743)- cardinal, celebrated minister of louis XV of france. b lodeve. educated by jesuits in paris. became almoner to marie therese, queen of louis XIV, 1698 bishop of frejus, 1715 preceptor of the prince + later louis XV. on the death of the king in 1723, fl advised his pupil to chose the duke of bourbon as minister + himself a member of the council. in 1726 at 73, he was made cardinal + made prime minister til death 1743. at the time fl was entrusted w/ the direction of affairs + the condition of france bad. frace was impoverished + worn out, + the exchequer emptied by the long wars of the grande monarche + the extravagances of the regent(georgee!). commerce was annihilated, public credit ruined(GEORGEE!), + the govt held in contempt, + the church internal dissections. fl immediately effected reforms. tho peaceful by nature, was twice driven by court intrigues to take part in foreign wars(cheeney!). in aid of polish father-in-law + the austrian succession. his economy, w/ bordered on avarice, was fatal to the french cause. navy neglected for costs. polish war half-assed(afghanistan/iWaq). POORLY EQUIPT pomeranian. one of his useful acts was completion of the french library w/ he enriched.
The maker is Foote, Pierson & Co., New York, and I believe it dates to around 1910, but I could be off on that a little in either direction.
It reminded of a crudely painted sign I saw in a guy’s yard way up in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, which said: “BAD DOG – DON’T GIT BIT.”