I end up eating sushi quite often and everytime I go or Paul and I both go we say we should have brought our own chopsticks instead of always using the throw away kind. After saying this for over 3 years I finally put together a wee chopstick case to keep in my bag. It folds up and you can tie a ribbon around it to keep it shut. You can't see the ribbon because the girl cat would not let me photograph it without playing wth her first. That is just the kind of girl she is.
One really cool thing that we did this weekend was go the to the archives to research our house. I was in microfilm overdrive, speeding through years of city directories to discover who lived at our house for each year of this century! It was fascinating, truly. Most interesting to me were two women whose names appear at two different times. Mary Grimes lived here from 1924 to 1925 only and a Mrs. Anderson in 1942 (?) for only one year. All the rest were men, who may have been married or not. Only head of household names were recorded in those records. A different set of records will tell us the number of family members, religion and occupations. What was Mary like, living here alone? Was she alone? I would love to find more about these people. I am curious about how these women lived, did their cooking, washing. Were they happy? Did they sew or knit?