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At 10:21pm on February 26, 2019, Ramona Adams said…

Living in Hattiesburg is much like some of the ads in your magazines. We moved here in 2015 from Nashville area. I grew up here but left when I was 19 and vowed never to return. The weather is great. Hattiesburg is a little over an hour to the gulf coast and about the same to New Orleans. The culture is different. The other day I overheard a couple of old men (probably my age) talking about how they would not own a cell phone even if someone gave them one. Internet is not available everywhere here and lots of people don’t use it. Many people still use cash and don’t trust banks or government. The first question I get asked is where I go to church and they are astonished that I can function when I tell them we don’t participate in the religious experience as they understand it. Women are expected to “fix their husbands plate” and “get another glass of tea” on demand. My female relatives actually ask their husband’s permission to buy things and go places. I’ve slways been a bit of a rebel. Only came back to care for my elderly mother. But housing is really cheap and medical care seems to be excellent because the doctors are not focused on getting rich.  Food is incredible with lots of Cajun and seafood and fresh vegetables. 

At 9:17pm on February 25, 2019, Ramona Adams said…

Wow...thanks for the link to your site.  It is an amazing and most interesting archive.  Some of the pages are before my time but I can remember the late 50's forward.  (telling my age here). I commend you on many hours of hard work.  

I have a small collection of ephemera (mostly rescued from flea markets and antique malls) which includes a few scrapbooks and photo albums from the late 1800s and some magazines along the same line...ladies home journal and harpers.  I have not done as well about scanning them.  Mine are in rubbermaid tubs waiting for me to die so my kids can toss them :-)  I don't have many from the 1930s-1960s so these are special to me.I think the paper that was used in these older magazines has a really special feel to it.  Today's magazines are so flimsy.


At 8:01pm on February 25, 2019, Ramona Adams said…

Hi David,

Your awesome package came today.  I don't think I have ever had a package arrive so fast.  The post office gods must be working overtime.  It's a long way from Santa Fe to south Mississippi.  These magazine pages are wonderful.  I will have a great time sorting through them and making art.  I will put a "check in the mail" (sounds so trite) soon.  Thanks again.  

At 2:24am on February 21, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Hi David,

I received your wonderful magazine pages! Thank you so much.

It is so much fun to look at all of them.

I will be mailing the amount for postage on Friday!


At 1:48am on February 21, 2019, Amy Candiotti said…

Hi David,

I received your wonderful package of vintage magazine pages - thank you!  I will mail you a check for postage, unless you prefer PayPal, in which case send me your email address.  Such great images!


At 5:17am on February 10, 2019, Amy Candiotti said…


I would love to receive a package of old magazines.  Let me know the postage and how you would like to be reimbursed.  Thank you!

Amy Candiotti

1415 E. Union #1

Seattle, WA 98122

At 8:37pm on February 9, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Oh goodie! Happy Mail headed my way! :)

Thanks, I can't wait.


At 8:27pm on February 9, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Hi David,

Not a problem! Just mix me up a nice assortment , ok?



At 4:27pm on February 9, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Hi David,

I will take a few (5 or 6) of your magazines and will reimburse you for the postage. :)



At 3:30pm on December 16, 2018, xx Jones said…

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/mail-from-david-stafford-1 Hi David, I am very slowly catching up with posting!

At 10:55pm on May 22, 2018, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

Happy Birthday David!!! I hope you have a wonderful, creative year!

At 9:51pm on May 22, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…


At 9:19pm on May 21, 2018, Nancy Bell Scott said…

HB, Dave. I'm seeking the assisted-living-porch rocking chair tho maybe in 20 yrs. A lettuce m-a headed your way soon. Too late, as the romaine alarm has been called off. Iceberg lettuce also made a comeback in 1987, by the way. 

At 6:43pm on January 28, 2018, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

David, Thanks for the Double Header and the little shorthand surprise! I am having a blast with the magazine stuff you sent me. Thanks thanks thanks!

At 12:13am on December 31, 2017, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

David, you're wonderful. Thank you so much!

At 12:14am on December 28, 2017, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

David, I'm so mad at myself for missing your latest vintage magazine giveaway! If you have any more lying about I'd be happy to send you some postage $$$

At 12:10pm on May 23, 2017, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

We are enchanted with you...on your birthday, and every day :-)

...although we may be distracted by art, ya know!

At 12:12am on May 23, 2017, KDJ said…

Happy, happy, happy, happy birthday, Mr. Stafford!!!!.  And here's a picture of a chicken.  (Hope that helps make your day special.)

At 10:40am on May 22, 2017, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

The Stafford gals wish you a Happy Happy!

At 10:39am on May 22, 2017, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Oho! Happy birthday :-)



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