Monday, July 10, 2023
Who Was Henrietta Stiffi & Who Sent This Letter From The Hague ?
8:01 pm cdt
Who was Henrietta Stiffi and who sent this letter to her from
The Hague on August 24th 1936 at 10 in the morning ?
Nazi Germany increased the duration
of compulsory military service from one year to two on that date.
Henrietta Stiffi was at 131 North Tucker Street in Memphis Tennesse.
131 North Tucker was, at that time, the B'nai Brith home for the elderly,
Today, it's known as Majestic Gardens at Memphis.
The Hague, or 's‑Gravenhage, is a city and municipality of the Netherlands, situated on the west coast facing
the North Sea. The Hague is the country's administrative center and its seat of government, and while the official capital
of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, The Hague has been described as the country's de facto capital. The Hague is also the capital
of the province of South Holland, and the city hosts both the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal
With a population of over half a million, it is the third-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam
The advertising machine cancellation
adorned with flowers and the The Hague circular date stamp of August 24th 1936 states, "Elke Bos Off Of Heidebrand Is
Verlies Voor Stad En Land".
Forest Or heath Fire Is A Loss For City And Country".
The stamps, 2.5 cent green Netheralands Scott #144, issued in 1924, and 10 cent dull violet Netherlands
Scott 178 issued between 1926 and 1939, provide the postage rate to the United States.
There's no return address. Only Grand Hotel "Central" La Haye
(Hollande) without the sender, perhaps to avoid the censors.
War was raging in Europe. Maybe the letter was from Ms.Stiffi's boyfriend having a "hard"
time without her. If it was, he must have been very lonely in his Grand Hotel room all by himself.The letter is gone. Only
the postmarked envelope remains along with the Dutch stamps.
Nazi Germany didn't invade the Netherlands until May 10th 1940. It was the start of five days of fighting
with the Dutch Army.
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
9:13 pm cdt
Every now and then I'll discover a piece of mail that contains
a tragic message.
this very sad postcard, the message states that on September 26th 1934 a close friend or beloved family member has died from
malaria in Monroe, Louisiana.
is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include
fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases, it can cause jaundice, seizures, coma, or death.
Addressed to Mrs.Mattie Mitchell in care of Mrs.Viola
Watson of Simsboro, Louisiana and postmarked Spetember 27th 1934, the postcard, signed by Ruth, says:
I just want to let you know that Christina died last night
at 8 o'clock. She died of malaria. It had dried up all of her blood and even the marrow in her bones. I feel so sorry for
Ada. They are to have her funeral tomorrow. We both are well.
The World Health Organization estimates that in
2021 there were 247 million new cases of malaria resulting in 619,000 deaths. Children under 5 years old are the most affected,
accounting for 67% of malaria deaths worldwide in 2019.
Malaria is presently endemic in a broad band around the
equator, in areas of the Americas, many parts of Asia, and much of Africa; in Sub-Saharan Africa, 85–90% of malaria
Malaria is prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions because of rainfall, consistent high
temperatures and high humidity, along with stagnant waters where mosquito larvae readily mature, providing them with the environment
they need for continuous breeding.
Climate change is likely to affect malaria transmission, but the degree of effect
and the areas affected is uncertain.
The summer is upon us in Memphis.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Checking In - Not Checking Out
10:19 pm cdt
I was in the hospital for several days.
Numerous tests were conducted on my heart and digestive system to include
multiple x-rays, computer aided tomography, electrocardiography and frequent monitoring by the attendant physicians and their
outstanding staff of medical professionals.
Thank you, Methodist Hospital Memphis, for saving my life.
God is good, and so are you.
The piano and corner where I practiced
for several years at Rhodes College.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
I See Quite Well
1:21 am cst
Do You ?
Monday, September 26, 2022
9:54 pm cdt
Happy Birthday George Gershwin !
9:48 pm cdt
September 26th 1898 - July 11th 1937
Thursday, September 8, 2022
7:58 pm cdt
I had fun at the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.
ravens loved me.
I know they loved you.
So do I.
God Save The Queen, The King, The United Kingdom,
United States Of America & The World.
Crown Will Never Fall.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
The Right To Live
11:33 am cdt
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The His & Her CoronaVirus Rings
10:10 pm cdt
These two rings are the most macabre, ghastly, grim,
grisly, gruesome rings that you will ever see ! Two rings that are shockingly repellent and inspire horror ! Yet, at first
glance, they are extraordinarily beautiful !
The His & Her matching CoronaVirus rings. Pearl, clear, ruby and emerald glass beads.
of their red, white and green stones could these rings have been created in Hungary, perhaps Budapest, the colors of the Hungarian
1 The CoronaVirus Rings
2 Side view of jewels supported by the White RNA & "N" Spike Glycoprotein (S) Strands
3 View Of The Spike Glycoprotein Looking Down At The Left Glycoprotein
Cluster With Emerald Stones
4 View Of The His CoronaVirus Ring At The Top
& Hers CoronaVirus Ring On The Bottom
5 Respective Sizes Of His & Her CoronaVirus
Rings Jewel Clusters of Ruby, Diamond and Emerald
6 Views of the Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein
Emeralds & Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds
7 Facing Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein
Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds
8 View Of The Ring Band & Spike Glycoprotein
Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds
9 Opposite Side Cluster Spike Glycoprotein Rubies,
M-Protein Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds
10 Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds
With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds Opposing View
11 Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds
With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds His & Her Side By Side
12 Macro Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein
Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds
13 Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds
With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamond Cluster
14 Another View
The Red, White & Green Flag of Hungary (the
colors of the ring jewels)
And finally, the deadliest substance on Earth
Sunday, May 15, 2022
The Missing Buffalo Penis
3:31 am cdt
I have discovered what may become the greatest find in
United States Scott Catalog© #1392 The American Buffalo stamp with a missing penis.
The American Buffalo was printed
on a rotary press through an electric eye guided machine on plates of 200 subjects in four panes of 50.
Issued on July 20,
1970, my mother's 38th birthday and one year after the moon landing, the American Buffalo is a black and light brown stamp
tagged with phosphorescent, fluorescent, luminescent ink and paper to facilitate mail handling.
The normal American
Buffalo stamp is depicted here.
The American Buffalo stamp that I have discovered with the missing penis is shown here.
It's not for sale because it's one of my twisted pranks.
The moral is:
Don't get screwed by any crooked
stamp dealer !
There are plenty of them out there.
Research the American Philatelic Society Disciplinary Action
list of suspended and expelled members and dealers by clicking here !
Watch your back when buying stamps !
Friday, May 6, 2022
The Blue Angels
1:27 pm cdt
I love the Blue Angels.
When I die tell everyone that "David loved
the Blue Angels".
Tell them while I'm living.
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Staying in Shape at 69
11:06 am cdt
Practicing is one way to stay in shape at 69.
A couple of pics after a workout.
Monday, April 11, 2022
8:01 pm cdt
Ukraine gained it's independence from Soviet Russia in
"Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine" was adopted by the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR on August
Items from my collection are provided with addtional details.
Clicking each image will
link to information about Russia and Ukraine.
This is the cover of a letter announcing the "Dynamo-Atlantic"
treaty with Russia allowing air transport between our nations.
The First Item Postmarked October 10th 1991:
Russia 1976 Scott Catalog #4520 brick
red 4 kopek Coat of Arms and "CCCP"
Russia 1988 Scott Catalog #5726 red 5 kopek National Flag & Crest
Russia 1987 Scott Catalog #5593 multicolored 5 kopek V.I. Lenin with pencil painted by P.V. Vasilev
Date Postmarked October 10th 1991 "Kiev SSR"
Second Item Postmarked October 10th 1991
Russia 1976 Scott Catalog #4520 brick red 4 kopek Coat of Arms
Russia 1986 Scott Catalog #5467 multicolored 5 kopek "View of the Kremlin in Foul Weather"
painted in 1851 by A.K. Savrasov
War Is Hell !
Saturday, February 19, 2022
The Fur Trade 1849
3:34 pm cst
How about this classic stampless cover from my collection ?
This hide merchant
is ready to see what Mr.Parrot has in store by this stampless letter written March 22nd, 1849 and canceled March 23rd, 1849
from Albany, New York.
Thursday, January 6, 2022
12:46 am cst
Where I go to consider tomorrow.
Don't ask where. I won't tell you.
Monday, October 11, 2021
Just Checking In !
10:56 pm cdt
Nice, quiet Monday !
No bs, no baggage, no complaints...hooray !
Saw Clint Eastwood's new film, "Cry
Macho". Don't miss it.
Heard that William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek, will be
the oldest person to fly in space Wednesday morning at the age of 90.
Live Long and Prosper,
Clint Eastwood and William Shatner to do a film together.
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Are You A Poseur ?
2:18 am cdt
I am not a poseur.
I am a stamp collector and pianist.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Mexican Revenue Stamps 1879-1881 Page 10
11:59 am cdt
More Mexican revenues to inspire your desire to become
a stamp collector.
the album page for more information about them.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Mexican Revenue Stamps 1879-1881 Page 9
7:24 am cdt
Another page of Mexican revenues.
They're amazing !
Stay tuned for
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Mexican Revenue Stamps 1879-1881 Page 8
8:46 am cdt
Page 8 from my Mexican
Aren't they awesome ?
Click the page for more great information about these beautiful stamps .