with Nettie Day. Unpacking My Baggage. aka Christine Wallace for LIBR500: Foundations of Information Technology. Packing tips? AskNettieDay@hotmail.com. Let’s begin with unpacking the collection. I started with all kinds of vintage bags & cases. 5 suitcases (various makes)
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with Nettie Day
Unpacking My Baggage
aka Christine Wallace
the collection became more
My boyfriend even had a convertible. Finally the big day came: we were off to Victoria!
The car broke down.
We went by bus instead.
Don’t use vintage suitcases for your travel needs.
Especially if you have to take the bus.
They are very heavy.
For your heavy metal CD’s
from high school!
For your half-completed
For your Christmas battery-operated
plastic bonsai tree!
I have a suitcase packed with important photos, mementos, and archaeological finds.
One very important item can’t be packed into a suitcase:
Featured as clever plot devices!
Aunt Em comes to visit
Helma Zukas, Librarian at Bellehaven Public Library.
She brings with her a suitcase
filled with memories...
…and a reason for murder?
“Final Notice” by Jo Dereske
Many of the images from this site came from Samsonite products circa the early 1950s. In addition to cases, I collect advertisements and promotional products.
For more suitcase info (click!):
Mystery books of all kinds (not just with suitcases in them) can be found at the Vancouver Public Library (where I work as a Library Technician).
For more library info (click!):
You can learn a lot about someone through their collecting activities.
Of course, you can learn a lot by going through their bags.
I am currently studying to become a librarian, just like Helma Zukas. I am also writing a murder mystery story featuring a librarian as the main character, just like Jo Dereske. Stay tuned for an “Ask Nettie Day” installment!
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