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I was out sick last week, but I’m feeling much better now…
So here is the promised cats post!
I spent some time last week putting Nancy’s many scrapbook
pages in Mylar sleeves, as well as sorting through and making notes about the
other contents of the three doc boxes. There are scrapbook pages, handmade
cards, picture books, sketches, and memorabilia from Nancy’s time in
Paris–needless to say, she was an artist (more on that next week).
Nancy’s scrapbook has lots and lots of pictures of cats
(about a third of the pages have cats on them), but there are also other
things: pictures of her home, places she visited (mostly state parks around
California), and holidays.
The cats have fantastic names. Some of my favorites are
Lucifur (with a ‘u’ instead of an ‘i’ because he’s FURry, of course), Fluffy
Mae Simpkins Reed, Roderich “Rod” Vich Alpine Dhu, Carmichael Reed, and
They were obviously a big part of her and her mother’s
lives. My guess is that they were rescue cats, since they have so many of them
and they are all different types–big fluffy cats, smaller, short-haired cats,
and jet-black Lucifur.
Now, for some pictures of cat pictures!
Here’s a whole page of cats:
If you thought I was kidding about the great names:
Two cats… one has its arm around the other! These two were
often pictured together.
What a pretty kitty…
That’s all for the cats (for now…), folks. Nancy was both a
chemist and an artist–next week’s post will feature both of those things.