In July, 1917, a new scheme for warning the people of London of impending air raids was adopted. When enemy aircraft were approaching, policemen with a notice warning passers-by to “take cover” went out on bicycles, blowing their whistles to attract attention. When all danger had passed, Boy Scouts went round blowing bugles.
Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.
Rubber Band Eggs! Dying Easter Eggs is one of my children's favorite Easter traditions! They love picking different colors and trying out different techniques. We love this method because it makes such beautiful designs and is really easy even for the youngest kids! It's almost like magic when they take the rubber bands off and see the stripes they created!
Vintage Aluminum Tree ad- I remember my grandma had one of these silver trees decorated with all blue ball ornaments in the '60's. It was not much to look at it but when it got dark it became almost magical. Then, I was mesmerized as the rotating light shone on it & the tree changed slowly from blue to green, etc., etc. It was a bit controversial to break from the traditional green tree but for me, it became one of my most memorable, inspirational Christmases.