When I was a little kid, my dad regularly had to travel for his job, and often went overnight by train. He always brought me home souvenirs of his travels - tiny bars of soap from the hotels, postcards and other treasures. What I prized most was anything with the Chessie kitten it, the logo of the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad. The other day, I found Sweeney napping in the classic "Chessie kitten" pose. Of course, but the time I got my camera, she'd moved her leg, but I still think she looks like my beloved childhood kitty.
The Chessie kitten logo with the phrase, "You'll sleep like a kitten on the C & O" was introduced in the early 1930s, and remains one of the most successful American advertising campaigns of all time. Shown here are the original drawing, and the logo graphic. If any train buffs want to read more about the history of the appealing logo and the C & O system, here's a LINK.
To visit with more pets around the world, visit PET PRIDE, hosted by our pals magiceye and Bozo in Mumbai. Thanks guys!
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.