What's It All About, eh?

Cape Breton evokes deep memories and strong emotions for me as well as a deep appreciation for the beauty of my adopted island. My hopes are that you too might find the photos evocative - maybe a view you've not enjoyed before, or an 'Oh I've been there', or if from away that you may be encouraged to visit this fair isle so that you might come to love and breathe Cape Breton as I do. One word about place names that I use - some are completely local usage while others are from maps of Cape Breton that I've purchased over the years. I frequently post travel and other photos that are of interest to me - and hopefully you.

On the right hand side bar find my take on Single Malt whiskey - from how to best enjoy this noble drink to reviews (in a most non-professional manner) of ones that I have tried and liked - or not. Also musings, mine and others, on life in general.

Photographs are roughly 98%+ my own and copy-righted. For the occasional photo that is borrowed, credit is given where possible - recently I have started posting unusual net photographs that seem unique. Feel free to borrow any of my photos for non-commercial use, otherwise contact me. Starting late in 2013 I have tried to be consistent in identifying my photographs using ©smck on all out of camera photos I personally captured - (I often do very minor computer changes such as 'crop' or 'shadow' etc but usually nothing major), and using
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Oh To Be A Teenie Weenies - a comic strip of my childhood


The strip was inspired by Palmer Cox's The Brownies and was done in the form of text with a single large picture.[3] Unlike the Brownies where the text was written in verse, Donahey wrote in prose.[3] The Teenie Weenies first appeared in black and white in the women's section of the Chicago Tribune on June 14, 1914.[3] This first story was of the Top Hat house burning down.[4] The comic strip ran as a one panel story with a picture until 1923.[3] It then moved to the comics page as a strip cartoon.[4] Color versions soon appeared in the magazine section of the newspaper printed in rotogravure.[3][4]
Donahey drew the comic strip until October 26, 1924 when it was then temporarily discontinued. Donahey's comic characters then went into advertising when the newspaper feature was stopped. It was then a symbol for Reid Murdock.[3][4] Donahey did advertising for them in The Saturday Evening Post and on their Monarch canned foods line.[4]
Several books of the strip comic characters were also published by Beckley-Cardey Company and Reilly & Lee. In an effort to stimulate new interest in the Teenie Weenies, Reid Murdock and Company in 1927 issued an eight-page pamphlet called The Teenie Weenies: Their Book.[3] On September 24, 1933, the daily comic strip was added again to the Chicago Tribune newspaper. It went then only for about a year and was suspended again on December 2, 1934.[3][4]
In 1940 and 1941 four of The Teenie Weenies books were reprinted.[3] On May 18, 1941, the Sunday comic strip feature came back permanently.[4] It continued until Donahey's death.[3][4] During this third time that it was published, two sets of reprints came out. Whittlesy House published three books between 1942 and 1945. Ziff-Davis published two standard-size comic books in 1950 and 1951.[3] Donahey retired in 1969. The last newspaper comic strip episode appeared February 15, 1970.[3] Donahey died February 2 of the same year and never saw the last episode published.http://finance.y



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