Can You Mail a Turkey?

On December 22, 1937, Tacoma Postmaster George P. Fishburne (right) personally helped unload a truck stuffed with bags of Christmas mail. The feet sticking out of the sack he is holding with his right hand indicate that someone in Tacoma was receiving their Christmas turkey by first class mail. Hopefully it hadn't traveled too far…
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Holy Hosiery!

Nine women, some wearing Civil Defense armbands, posed in December of 1942 with a huge pile of old silk and nylon stockings donated to the national hosiery recycling drive. Pictured left to right are Myrtle Gehri, Amelia Havens, Norma Armstrong, Edna Rutherford, Marguerite Valle, June Althuser, Sara Cram, Selma Carlson and Hulda Ramser. The drive…
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Season of Giving

On December 14, 1944, Red Cross volunteers could barely be seen behind the mountain of wrapped Christmas gifts destined for military patients at the Madigan General and McChord Field Station Hospitals. Pierce and Thurston County chapters of the Red Cross coordinated the gift program. Surveys were conducted to find out what the servicemen wanted most…
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Whatcha Eatin?

Books to cultivate your adventurous inner chef. List created by TacomaLibrary Edible How to Cook Everything Vegetarian Meat The Fate of Food How to Roast Everything The Ethical Carnivore Almost Meatless The Real Meal Revolution The Eat-a-bug Cookbook The MeatEater Fish & Game Cookbook Vegan Cooking for Carnivores Carla's Comfort Foods Latin Grilling The Joy…
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