Tag Archives: John McCormick

The last refuge of the unimaginative

Widely regarded as the most banal topic for conversation in the world, nevertheless, many people find themselves mentioning the weather every day. Oscar Wilde declared that conversation about it was the last refuge of the unimaginative. It is the default small talk topic. Even … Continue reading

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Post Office may be ‘Snowed Under’ but it still delivers

“Post Office Snowed Under With Parcels” read the headline in the old yellowed newspaper stored in our archive box in the Library basement. I first saw this when working a few years ago on a piece about the Riverton Post … Continue reading

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You won’t find these gifts at Macy’s

Need a gift idea? We have about 35 mugs  featuring vintage images from our archives on hand and ready to go. See the samples in this earlier post. I just sent in another order for shoppers who stopped in today at the Riverton … Continue reading

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Mugs at RFL used book sale today 1-3 pm

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Scholars glean new understanding of region’s role in the Civil War

Learn how a church cemetery in Cinnaminson and a young black man from Riverton are linked to the decision to enlist African Americans into the Union army and to train them just across the Delaware River in Camp William Penn. … Continue reading

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Pick up mugs Sunday 1-3

Just a short note to say I will be at the Library’s used book sale again on Sunday from 1-3pm so people who ordered mugs can pick them up. There is still a good choice of mugs on hand from which … Continue reading

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Don’t give trashy things

No trashy things here. Just lots of mugs with nostalgic reminders of Riverton, Palmyra, Riverside, and Moorestown. Just closed up shop at the RFL used book sale. Like the proverbial hotcakes, the mugs are selling, and I am getting orders … Continue reading

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Fresh mugs at RFL Sunday afternoon 1-3

Just this short note to tell you that I will be at the used book sale  on Sunday from 1-3pm at Riverton Library with mugs to sell. Just received 17 mugs and more are on the way. Those ordered the … Continue reading

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Boffo box office for Maggie Worsdale’s production of Martha Washington

Well, it would have been boffo box office, but this was another example of your HSR dues dollars at work in partnership with Riverton Free Library in making available to the public a presentation free of charge. Actress Maggie Worsdale played to … Continue reading

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Mrs. Washington and mugs at RFL Tues. night

For one night only, Tuesday, November 17, international performing and recording artist, cabaret and jazz singer, actress, and producer Maggie Worsdale brings her one-woman show to Riverton Free Library as she becomes Martha Dandridge Custis Washington. Be there before 7pm, … Continue reading

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