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Return of Draw Egan

Return of Draw Egan

The Return of Draw Egan Silent Movie

The Return of Draw Egan is an old, silent movie that is still quite entertaining to watch, especially if you’re into the older film-making, the great directors of that time and the acting that really took acting skills! If you’re new to old-time entertainment, give it a chance  –  it’s more entertaining than one would think.

The Return of Draw Egan is a 1916 silent era western drama motion picture starring William S. Hart, Louise Glaum, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim, and J.P. Lockney.

Hart plays Draw Egan, a bandit leader who narrowly escapes the long arm of the law thanks to some quick thinking and a secret trap door. His partner in crime, Arizona Joe (Robert McKim), is not so fortunate and is arrested.

The film takes place in the American Wild West that helped to form America. Draw Egan is a notorious outlaw (played by Hart). His gang is chased by a posse of lawmen to his remote mountain cabin, where they are trapped. During a fierce shootout, Egan opens a trapdoor and they escape through a tunnel before the posse can overwhelm them.

With a bounty on his head, Egan turns up in the dangerous frontier range town of Yellow Dog. Presenting himself by the assumed name William Blake, he enters the saloon. The seductive dance-hall girl, Poppy (played by Glaum), uses her alluring wiles to entice and entertain him. He looks amused when he is challenged to fight by a rowdy barfly, then punches and finishes the man off with the one powerful blow. The townspeople are impressed. Believing Blake to be a strong and law-abiding man, they want him to be their new marshal. The reformist mayor, Mat Buckton (played by Lockney), hires him for the much avoided position to restore law and order and rid the town of the lawless gunmen who have nearly taken over.

You can watch the entire movie free on my Bit Chute channel! The picture below is a link that will take you right to the movie. Check it out – you just might find you enjoy it!

The movie is public domain, which means you can (from BitChute), share it, torrent it or add it to a playlist.

Happy Labor Day!

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Return of Draw Egan

 

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Valentine Hearts Digital Frame

Valentine Hearts Digital Fram

Valentine Hearts Digital Frame

Valentine’s Day is upon us! In the next few days, zillions of loving pictures will be taken so I thought I’d offer up a Valentine Hearts Digital frame for you to decorate your pictures with.

For this frame, the web-version is posted right here in this post (top of the page) and you can simply right-click and save it to your computer, but I’m also including a ZIP file you can download that contains the following sizes to help you customize your picture(s).

  1. 5 x 4-inch size
  2. 6 x 4-inch size
  3. 7 x 5-inch size
  4. 8 x 6-inch size
  5. 12 x 8-inch size

You can print these out for photo frame borders, scrap book page decorations, etc. The frames print out at a crisp 300 dpi and work great printing standard sized photos. Popular for scrap booking, photo enhancement, virtual flyers, newsletters, etc. Use your imagination!

Using Your Free Valentine Hearts Digital Frames

For use on digital pictures, I don’t have time to give out instructions, so if you’re knew to this, please use your favorite search engine on ways to use these if you’re not sure. It’s pretty easy, but you will need a photo editor of some kind. Windows has one built-in (Paint), plus the free IrfanView is good or for a more complex but user-friendly alternative, there’s Paint.NET.

Each Valentine Hearts Digital Frame is in .jpg format. The ZIP file will contain six –  the above noted 5, and the web format in this post.

I hope you enjoy them, and do know you’re free to use them any way you wish – no restrictions. A source referral is always a kind gesture if you use them online, but not necessary.

Download the Valentine Hearts Digital Frames

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Valentine Hearts Digital Frames

P.S. We also offer a Free Digital Christmas Frame, which includes a PSD file for those who work with layering images.

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Digital Christmas Frames Freebie

Digital Christmas Frames

Digital Christmas Frames Freebie

A nice collection of traditional digital Christmas frames to use for your treasured photos. Surround your photos with a digital frame, print, share (show off 😉 ) online, frame or hang! Posted are the twelve digital Christmas frames in PNG format and below those, a zip file with the same digital Christmas frames in PSD format.

The frames come with decorations of holly leaves, Christmas gifts, a couple with some pretty cute snowmen, a Christmas tree (perfect for yearly reminders of your home tree!). There’s a pretty yellow frame with stars, a tree and gifts along the bottom. Then for the stars in your family, a pastel yellow frame surrounded in just stars. Another has a pretty border of holly leaves adorned with stars. And we couldn’t leave out snow! We have a pretty soft blue decorated with white snowflakes and more.

The featured image above shows a thumbnail of each design for your perusal.

To grab yourself a copy of any one frame, click on the image to open a full size copy, simply right click and use “Save as…” on your computer or device. Then click your back key to get another. Please don’t hot link to these images. Feel free to share, but if you do, please source where you obtained the frame. Each one does have an owner tag and copyright is in tact. Thank you.

Note: Last year I posted the Holly Leaves digital Christmas frame for free, but only in PSD. We also offer a beautiful Merry Christmas sign for your entryway, office, any doorway or foyer at a very low fee. Just print it on photo paper and you’ll have a gorgeous greeting to use year after year.

Save these in a safe place to use over and over, year after year!

Download the Digital Christmas Frames

 

Digital Christmas Frames 1

Digital Christmas Frame 2
Digital Christmas Frame 3
Digital Christmas Frame 4
Digital Christmas Frame 5
Digital Christmas Frame 6
Digital Christmas Frame 7
Digital Christmas Frame 8
Digital Christmas Frame 9
Digital Christmas Frame 10
Digital Christmas Frame 11
Digital Christmas Frame 12
Download a free zip file with the same digital photo frames above in PSD format.

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Digital Christmas Frames in PSD
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Printable Recipe Cards Free 4×6

Free Printable Recipe Cards 4x6

Printable Recipe Cards – Free!

One Dozen 4 x 6-inch Recipe Cards

Printable recipe cards free for the taking! These are sized at 4 by 6 inches giving you a little more room than the standard 3 by 5 inch sized recipe cards. Simply right-click and use “save as” to save to your computer or device. No hot linking please! You are free to use these any way you wish, but if you do post them elsewhere on the Internet, a link back to where you found them would be greatly appreciated.

To use your printable recipe cards, simply print them out and fill them in. To make them more sturdy and durable, print on card stock or other heavy-weight paper. You can laminate them once you’ve placed your recipe on them and they’ll last for years and years! These also make a great gift idea for that favorite baker or cook in your life.

Save all your precious recipes or use as a gift – or both! Hope you enjoy. 🙂

 

Free Printable Recipe Cards Coffee Cup
Coffee Cup 4×6 Recipe Card
Coffee Mouse 4×6 Recipe Card
Hot Pads 4×6 Recipe Card
Apple 4×6 Recipe Card
Basket of Eggs 4×6 Recipe Card
Grannie Recipe Card 4×6
Jelly Jars 4×6 Recipe Card
Little Cook 4×6 Recipe Card
Pie 4×6 Recipe Card
Precious Moments Cook 4×6 Recipe Card
Pot Pan 4×6 Recipe Card
Recipe Check 4×6 Recipe Card
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Like Mother Free e-Card

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Like Mother Free e-Card

A Like Mother Free e-Card that tells a special woman in your life just how much you appreciate her and how much like a mother she has been to you.

This is a free e-card you can use to send, print, email or post on social networks like facebook or twitter. Imagine that special woman’s surprise when she sees this in her e-mail, on her wall, or in her feed!

Like Mom e-card by email

To copy the image to your own hard drive, simply right click the image below (not the one’s above) and use “save as”. Please do not hot link to this web site to use this image.

If you have a simply image editor, which most of us do on our phone and/or computer, you could add a signature on the e-card and really personalize it! I do request that you leave the source on the card so others’ can find the e-card, but obviously this is something I cannot police, or force you to do.

The verse on the like mother free e-card reads:

“This greeting could never fully say just how much you’ve always been like a Mother to me! I wish you all the best today and every day! Happy Mother’s Day with love!”

The size of the Like Mother free e-card is 672 x 480 pixels. It’s quick to load, perfect for online use, big enough to be noticed but not too big that it over-whelms or clogs up e-mail.

The colors are meant to be feminine and soft. A floral border dons the left hand side of the Like Mother e-card.

Surprise someone special this Mother’s Day – it will be fun for both of you!

Like Mother e-Card

Like Mother Free e-Card
Like Mother Free e-Card

I hope you and someone special gets some enjoyment out of this e-card. It truly is the simple, little things in life that can mean the most. One of those things is knowing someone special thought of you with love.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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Farm Made Cocoa Recipes from Hershey’s

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Farm Made Cocoa Recipes from Hershey’s

From Hershey’s “Made On The Farm“, a recipe booklet published in 1915, a host of delicious farm made cocoa recipes published for the public.

Farm Made Cocoa Recipes

Farm Made Cocoa Recipes in Text Form

Typed up and tidied-up by yours truly for easier reading, copying and pasting!  These are all in the public domain, so you are free to share as you please. There are nine Farm Made Cocoa Recipes in total and an optional bonus for you at the end. 🙂

If you do use some – or all – of the recipes and/or images, please save the image(s) to your own computer if you are posting them elsewhere. Also, a source referral is always much appreciated, although have no requirements for you to do so.

Cocoa SauceCocoa Sauce Farm Made Cocoa Recipes

Ingredients
2 ounces Hershey’s Cocoa
1 pint water
1 pound sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions
Make paste of cocoa with part of water. Add entire quantity of water and boil 3 to 5 minutes. Add entire quantity of sugar, dissolve thoroughly and remove from fire. When cold, add 2 teaspoonfuls of vanilla. Serve on puddings or ice cream.

Cocoa Cake

IngredientsCocoa Cake
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2-1/2 tablespoons Hershey’s Cocoa
1-1/2 cup flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sweet milk

Directions
Cream the butter and sugar gradually, then add eggs well beaten. Make past of cocoa by adding milk. Mix baking powder with flour and sift. Add salt and vanilla. Turn into a buttered and floured cake pan and bake in moderate oven for 45 minutes. Cover with ice cream frosting.

Cocoa Cream Pie

Ingredients:Cocoa Cream Pie
1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups milk
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions
Mix cocoa, cornstarch, yolks of eggs, salt and milk. Cook until thick. Stir constantly, add flavoring and pour into a baked pie crust. Cover with a meringue made by beating the whites of eggs until stuff and adding two tablespoons of brown sugar. Brown in oven.

Devil’s Food Cake

IngredientsDevils Food Cake
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sweet milk
Yolks of 3 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sweet milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Boil the first six ingredients gently; cool. When cool mix the last four ingredients – cocoa, brown sugar, sweet milk and vanilla – into boiled mixture. Bake in slow oven (325 degrees) until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Baking time will depend on pan used. Go with 8-inch layers or a 9×13-inch baking pan and adjust accordingly.

Cocoa Fudge

IngredientsCocoa Fudge
4 ounces Hershey’s Cocoa
4 cups sugar
2 cups milk
Butter size of an egg

Directions
Place cocoa into sauce pan and rub into smooth paste by adding part of milk. Add 4 cups of sugar, piece of butter and all of milk except 1/2-cup. Place on fire and boil. Then add 1/2 cup of milk and cook until it forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water.

Take from fire, add vanilla and beat until it is just thick enough to pour into buttered tins. By adding 1/2 cup of milk last you will find fudge to be free from grain and to be nice and smooth. When cool, score into blocks 1-inch square and break.

Iced Cocoa

Ingredients and DirectionsIced Cocoa Beverage
Make a heavy syrup by mixing thoroughly 1-cup Hershey’s Cocoa and 2 cups sugar. Add enough water to make a paste, then stir this into 2-cups of boiling water and let it boil for 6 minutes. Remove from fire and add a pinch of salt. When cool put into glass jar and place in refrigerator. This enables you to serve instantly a cool, refreshing drink by using a tablespoon of syrup in a glass, a small quantity of cracked ice, and fill with milk, or one-half water can be used with good results. This is a very nourishing and healthful drink for children.

Cocoa Syrup for Ice Cream Sundaes

Ingredients and DirectionsCocoa Syrup for Ice Cream Sundaes
For 1 pint of syrup, use three heaping teaspoons of Hershey’s Cocoa and mix thoroughly after adding enough cold water to make a thick paste.

Add this to 1/2 pint of boiling water and boil for about 6 minutes, then stir in one and two-thirds cup of sugar. Remove from fire again boiling one minute. Add a pinch of salt. Keep in a cool place.

Cocoa Icing

IngredientsCocoa Icing
2 ounces Hershey’s Cocoa
Pound of confectioners’ sugar
Piece of butter size of a walnut
1 teaspoon vanilla
Boiling water

Directions
Place cocoa into saucepan. Add enough boiling water to make a paste. Add sugar, butter and vanilla. Rub into smooth paste and ice cake.

Hershey’s Cocoa for Hot Drink

Ingredients and Directions
For each cup use 1-teaspoon of Hershey’s Cocoa, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 cup of hot water. Mix cocoa and sugar. Add sufficient water to make a paste. Stir this into the water and let it boil for 4 minutes, then add the same quantity of hot milk as water used, and it is ready to serve. A pinch of salt added improves the flavor.

Shh! It’s a secret…BUT, if you click that image below, you can download a cleaned-up PDF file of all the above Farm Made Cocoa Recipes and images. On the house, no strings!

Hersheys Cocoa for Hot Drink

I hope you’ve enjoyed these Farm Made Cocoa Recipes as much as I have!

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Free Birthday Gift Bag DIY Download

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Free Birthday Gift Bag

Free Birthday Gift Bag

A free birthday gift bag you create yourself in a flash! The picture, template and instructions are all in one simple PDF file ready for you to work your magic.

Why am I almost giving it away? So you can try out a gift bag for yourself and see how nicely they print and how easy they are to put together.

These are cute bags you make using any kind of paper material you would like. They look much better in reality – they are bright and cheerful! The image doesn’t do them justice. Plus, you can further enhance them with handles, ribbons, bows, sequins, etc – if desired.

The completed gift bag size is 4-5/8-inches tall, 3-inches wide and has an opening at the top of 1-1/2-inch.

A gift bag paper craft makes a fun project for kids groups and adult groups, alike! For example, you could use them at a Senior’s center or nursing home, or a girl or boy scout group meeting. One of our clients uses them for slumber parties, another birthday parties. The Halloween bags are a fun item for Halloween treats and the baby shower bags great for small baby shower treats or gifts.

Simply print the PDF file onto your choice of paper and follow the easy instructions included with each. Cut, fold, glue and you’re done. Kids love to do these, too.

This design has balloons and confetti for a fun, cheerful birthday celebration for any one of any age!

Please note: You may not sell the PDF file.

You can visit all of our other fun, creative, one-of-a-kind gift bags in our shop. Go directly to the DIY Gift Bags section to browse all of the designs. We have Halloween, Christmas, more Birthdays, Baby Shower bags and more to come.

You can also purchase a CD of gift bag templates from our sister-site, Cybernation on Etsy. Here’s the link directly to the listing: Paper Bag Gift Bag Templates. There are 35 different patterns for any-occasion, every-day use.

Download the Free Birthday Gift Bag

Simply click on the picture to download the free birthday gift bag, which will open in a new window. The file is very small and there’s absolutely NO catch. No ads, no email request, nothing. Just yours to try out our gift bags.

Free Birthday Gift Bag Template
Free Birthday Gift Bag Template

Thank you for visiting Mayda Mart.

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Her Little Book

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ANN: And Her Little Book

American Sunday School Union, Philadelphia, PA, 1800’s

Following is a wonderful story that was put out in the 1800’s by the American Sunday School Union. A faith-based story that still rings true for Christians today, this short story can inspire and delight any child (of any age).

Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the American Sunday School Union (ASSU) had as its mission the promotion of Sunday schools and early literacy and the spiritual development of children.

The ASSU was a significant publisher and provider, of books and periodicals for children and played a role in shaping the direction of 19th century children’s literature in America.

Read more…

 

Ann was a little girl, who loved her book; and so she soon learned to read. A nice book was given to her at Sunday School, and when she went home, she sat on a little bench and read it to her parents; they were glad to have so good a child, and Ann was happy, as all children may be, who love to please God by trying to be good. Turn the leaves of this book and and see what Ann read.

Rose Flower

An R and O and S and E, Spell the flower which you here see.
Now when you pull a pretty ROSE from the green bush on which it grows,
Then say how very kind is HE,
Who makes the flowers and blesses me.

Bee Hive

With H and I and V and E,
Spell the HIVE of the busy bee,
Which sucks the honey from the flower,
And never spends and idle hour.
Children, try and be busy, too
And seek some use in what you do.

Ark

With A and R and K, now spell  ARK.
Once a very great rain fell;
But because Noah was very good,
The ARK was his home in the flood;
When the flood was gone see Noah raise
His hands, the great, kind God to praise.

A, G, I, R and L,
Are the letters A GIRL will spell.
Now no this little picture look,
And see a girl with her book,
Sitting by a kind mothers side,
She wants to know why Jesus died.

The Bible

Her mother says, this book will tell
And so we all should love it well.
B and I and B, L, E,
Are letters we should like to see;
For they spell BIBLE, which God gave,
To tell how Jesus died, our souls to save.

Ann Learns to Read

 

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Tom Steady Christian Children e-Book

Tom Steady Christian Children e-Book 1800s PDF Instant Download

Tom Steady, A Pretty History for GOOD CHILDREN

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Tom Steady, A Pretty History for GOOD CHILDREN

This is a cute, Christian story about a fictional character named Tom Steady – a good boy. The book encourages children to be good,loving people, to listen to their parents and teachers and does so with Biblical references. Great for Sunday School teachers or church youth groups.

The exact year of publication is uncertain, but it is known that this series was published between 1833 and 1845 by the American Tract Company.

From the first page of Tom Steady:

“This is the cottage where Tom Steady lived. I am going to tell you his history. In the first place, I have to say that he was kind to his sisters. When little boys are kind to their sisters, I have always found that little girls tried to make their brothers happy. ‘He that loveth God, loveth his brother also.'”

This e-book has been adapted from the original series put out in the mid-1800’s. The original book is now part of the public domain.

This version has been completely retyped and created with modern digital means for a more palatable read. The illustrations are original; however, they have been digitally altered slightly to correct blemishes and make them more pleasing to the eye. You can still see that the illustrations are very old, but too much altering would have taken away from the original creation.

In the grand scheme of life, the goodness encouraged by books such as this is treasured and timeless.

Download this loving e-book F*R*E*E!

Tom Steady Christian Children's e-Book
Tom Steady Christian Children’s e-Book

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Happy New Year Poster 2017

Free Poster – Happy New Year 2017

A festive, fun Happy New Year Poster for celebrating the incoming New Year! We offer up a  web friendly version and a full-size image suitable for printing absolutely free.

I don’t know about you, but 2016 was a rough year in my neck of the woods, so I’m looking forward to closing this chapter and starting a new one! I hope you had a much better year than I, but time to set our sights forward!

Oh and there are many changes coming, and let’s all hope and pray  they’re for the better. I’m feeling quite optimistic, which is why I had the urge to make and share a free graphic poster to wish one and all, where-ever you are, a free Happy New Year poster  for 2017.

Below is a web friendly sample copy of the Happy New Year poster for 2017 – feel free to grab that, too (simply right-click the image and use “save image as”, then save to your desired hard drive location). If you would like to use it anywhere on the web, a source referral would be most considerate.

Happy New Year 2017 Poster sample
Happy New Year 2017

Printable Happy New Year Poster

The large image  file is done at 300 dpi – great  for printing! The actual size of the image is 2480 pixels by 3508 pixels. The poster image will down size beautifully, if that suits your needs.

We’ve placed the large image – with no extra water marks or other identifying markings – into a zipped file.

You are free to use the Happy New Year poster in any way you wish. They can be used to create many different items – cards, posters, signs, added to newsletters, flyers, online, backdrops, invitations etc. The only limit is your imagination.

I hope you enjoy and more than that, I wish all my visitors, both past and present, a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous NEW YEAR!

Download the HD Happy New Year Poster 2017 ZIP File

Free Happy New Year Poster 2017
Free Happy New Year Poster 2017

Another Freebie!

Visit our friends over at Fitness and Freebies for a small but interesting collection of New Year Recipes.