this was the best week in C&H history


first Maxie Monday in weeks so 2 for the price of 1

The greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears. - John Steinbeck, East of Eden


this dog brings me great joy and eternal peace 

"I didn’t want to know how a talking malted milk ball actually knew my name, but there were more important things at hand…"


Photo by Georg Oddner, 1960s


Chicago Board of Trade, 1949

Stanley Kubrick

Elvis Presley in a record shopping in Memphis, 1957.


Colored toilet paper was introduced in the 1950s, and remained popular until the 1970s.  Homeowners loved coordinating everything in their bathroom, and could buy colors like pink, blue, lavender, yellow, beige, green, and even black.  

Sales began to decline as doctors pointed out that the dyes could cause skin sensitivities, and ecologists said that the dye could be harmful to the environment.  Scott still produced beige, tan and pink until 2004.  But never fear!  Renova is a company that creates highly pigmented toilet paper, including black and fuchsia.  It assures that it is “colorfast for its intended use,” and is “dermatologically and gynecologically tested.”  

(Photo via Vintage Ad Browser.  The history of colored toilet paper from

Signing yearbooks before graduation, 1941.