Looking forward to spending some time with these girls.
Spotted! The first Norfolk Hipster - April 1, 1913.
On March 15th, 1963, Hampton Roads readers were first introduced to the young lady who would be crowned the 10th Azalea Queen. Her name was Verita Korth, the 17 year old daughter of Navy Secretary Fred Korth.
A diplomatic reception was held at the Shoreham Hotel sponsored by a number of political heavyweights such as Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mrs. Johnson, US. Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, Rep. Porter Hardey Jr., and Norfolk Mayor Roy B. Martin Jr. The reception was a chance for the future Azalea Queen to meet her escort and the 14 girls who would represent their countries (the member nations of NATO) in the Azalea Festival Court.
“If someone asks me, ‘Why do you write?’ I can reply by pointing out that it is a very dumb question. Nevertheless, there is an answer. I write because I hate. A lot. Hard.” — William Gass, The Paris Review
William Gass’ latest (and last?) novel, Middle C is out today. (via greenapplebooks)
Treasure from the stacks. #romania #library #1920s
Daily reminder. #newspapers #library #lifetoday #questioneverything #coffee
Hello old friend. #language #cramtime
Our very own little Argo in the liberry. #shhhh #iraniancarpetweavers #oneofourshredders
The violent death of KItty Ewell - Norfolk - Feb. 17th, 1937 - 76 years ago.
“Yes I killed her, I admit to it. I shot her,”…
“I did it because G—d—- her, she broke up my home,’ he said. “ I’m glad she’s dead. I’m going to die, too, and I know it.”
One of my favorites.
There’s gold here.
Reaching across time and an ocean. The Virginian-Pilot news library headline index 2013. The Guardian news library in 64 or 65. Check the Who’s Who for 1964 top left. US and UK editions.
The Daily Mirror Library.