NUTS ABOUT NUTS
Today is INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
On BAD POSTCARDS the museum is likely to be wax. Wax museum postcards are the baddest! Here’s one of my favorites.
LOUIS PASTEUR (1822-1895)
French chemist and bacteriologist, born Dec. 27, 1822. Won his “Bachelier es Lettres” at Royal College of Bessacon, 1840. Pioneered in fermentation research. Developed the first vaccination to control chicken cholera and anthrax. His greatest gift to mankind is the treatment for hydrophobia. On July 6, 1885 after prolonged experiments he inoculated a child who had been badly bitten by an infected dog and the experiment was a success. AN EXHIBIT AT POTTERS WAX MUSEUM, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA.
GROUNDY GROUNDHOG LAND
That’s the name of the place; not me trying to write a clever caption. It’s odd that the postcard doesn’t state a location for this attraction, though it was published in Ephrata, Pennsylvania and the phone number printed on the verso has a 717 area code, placing it in south central Pennsylvania.
This little guy says, “Back off! This ain’t no petting zoo!”
An internet search for this place produced zippo.
“See our groundhogs, dawn until dusk, April through October. Open all day, year around. Sweatshirts and T-shirts, ceramics, jewelry and many other items from pictures of groundhogs you will observe.”