Nowadays we seem to have the Farmer’s Almanac, and maybe we did when I was a boy too, but what I remember most is the Chase’s Almanac. Like all of the, full of anecdotes, and bathroom reading material, and planting times etc.
But I think what stood out most were the ads. I’m not sure where the almanac came from, whether we bought it, or if it were delivered door to door, but the ads were for things that no store carried, or at least none that I remember. The biggest being Dr. Chase’s Nerve Pills. As my buddy Eric would say, Oh me nerves!
Another thing I remember was that it had a puzzle in the middle. I guess one crossword a year was enough for most people! Actually if memory serves the crossword was part of some contest. Anyone have any pictures or memories of it?
Raised in outport Newfoundland in a town of 65 people, I pursued a post secondary diploma in Information Technology right out of High School.
I’ve always been a geek at heart, but yet I love the rural life I grew up with. Fishing, hunting, camping and the great outdoors are still loves of mine, even if I don’t pursue them as often as I once did. Sports were always a big part of our lives, and I played many (badly) and loved them all.
[…] of Nova Scotia too. To me though it’ll always be linked with things like Nitre, and the old Chase’s Almanac. And that kinda reminds me of olive oil too, not the cooking variety, but the medicinal. […]