Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rooster Calendar 1960

Last Saturday, Hub and I were poking around in Jan's Antiques in Rogersville, Alabama, and Hub found this cloth calendar.  I am always buying old calendars to use in quilts.  I made both of my sons a quilt with calendars from the first twelve years of their lives, and I keep collecting them just in case I decide to make another one.

I loved the rooster and the quote on this one, and red is always good in quilts.  This calendar was in such good condition that I thought it must be a reproduction.  Then, when Jan was ringing up our purchases, we saw this.

Someone paid nine cents for this calendar fifty-six years ago.  I don't know when it was moved to the antique shop, but I'm thinking someone treasured it for lots of years.

Washing the calendar to use in a quilt would destroy the price tag, and I don't want to do that now.  What should I do? Maybe I'll hang it on the wall and pretend to live in the past.