|The bottom of the chest, once all of the board games had been removed.|
However, I got a sparkling clean, organized game chest out of it and something else...
I got bookmarks! I am always on the lookout for pretty, interesting bookmarks. Of course, scrap paper and business cards work fine, but it's always fun to have something a little nicer. While cleaning out the game cupboard, I came across several sad cards. They were from the vintage card game Authors. (This game I linked to is identical to ours, except that ours never included anything so modern as a female author. I mean, Lousia May Alcott? Come, come! She isn't great like old Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Robert Louis Stevenson, who, according to this game, looks like a drug addict.) The cards were originally complete, but over the years, we've lost pieces and we almost never played the game, so I have relegated them to bookmarks. I think it fitting that the authors cards are being used to mark books. Even though the authors on the cards are ridiculously non-representative of all the authors out there, I am fond of the old dears and I'm glad they get a new job.
Anyway, I thought you might like to meet a few of the
|I'm sorry it's so blurry. The camera was being whiney. But you get|
the idea here. This is R.L. Stevenson
|Edgar Allan Poe...I can't decide whether he's looking grim|
or just determined.
There are several others, but I didn't think you would want to see every single one of them. I'm very curious as to when these were made. Evidently a time where white male authors were THE author. What do you think? They make fantastic bookmarks!