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What Is It? April 2020

What Is It? April 2020

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by April 20, to the Mountain States Collector, P.O. Box 1003, Bailey, CO 80421. At least three winners will be drawn. Winners will receive a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

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From our Archives: The Easter Lily Brings Peace and Happiness

From our Archives: The Easter Lily Brings Peace and Happiness

By Mary Helen Crain, April 1980    “Spring is the sound through an open window, of children playing, laughing, of roller skates and bikes. Spring is baby animals in the fields, mother birds building nests and a sun that grows warm. Spring is pussy willows and bumble bees, robins and daffodils. Spring is sudden rain and a fresh green haze in […]

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May Postcard Show Moved to September: Hold-to-the-Light Postcards

May Postcard Show Moved to September: Hold-to-the-Light Postcards

By Carol Mobley    Have you heard of hold-to-the-light postcards and wondered just what is that? You wouldn’t be the first person to ask. A hold-to-the-light postcard is a postcard with 3 layers a front with a pattern cut out of it, a lighter color layer, and the back so when you hold it up you can see the light through […]

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April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day

   April Fool’s Day started in France, where before France adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1564, New Year’s was celebrated from March 21st to April 1st. And when they changed New Year’s Day to January 1st, many French people continued to celebrate New Year’s on April 1st.    The French people who wouldn’t change became known as April fools. The idea of […]

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Shakespeare in Lockdown: Did he write King Lear in Plague Quarantine?

Shakespeare in Lockdown: Did he write King Lear in Plague Quarantine?

Pestilence was rife in the Bard’s time, closing theatres and ravaging life. Did Shakespeare write his bleak, desperate drama while self-isolating? We sift the evidence. . . By Andrew Dickson, The Guardian    While those of us stuck in self-isolation or working from home watch TikTok videos and refresh liveblogs, a meme has been going around that claims Shakespeare made use […]

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