Month: January 2018

Old primer illustration looks like mugging
Posted in Ephemera

Street Robbery!

I have an old “Fun with Tom and Betty” primer, it is not as valuable or popular as Dick and Jane. I can kind of…

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Bricklayer injury story
Posted in Ephemera

The Bricklayer’s Excuse- True story?

Fans of novelty music have all heard “The Bricklayer’s Song”, I have always thought of it as mere clever lyrics, so imagine my surprise when…

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Posted in Flotsam

Everything old is new again

I am not a pharmacist, but I think 3 grains is a lot. Then again, people didn’t usually visit the drugstore for a mere headache…

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Posted in Grey Gardens West

A smooth mouse is a joy forever

Whenever I encounter a problem, I apply Hoarder’s Razor. This principle states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the most disgusting assumptions should be…

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Posted in Flotsam

No one appreciates fine art

I am sort of disappointed that this nice tie with pictures of Walmart Semi Trucks on it went for the minimum bid on Listia. Everyone…

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Woman standing in road, man photobombing her
Posted in Friends and Kin

Suspense!

I was scanning in a bunch of my aunt Jean’s old photos, that’s her in the road, but who is the guy standing several feet…

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Posted in Flotsam Friends and Kin

The We’ll See ashtray

This was my dad’s ashtray that was next to his recliner, usually for cigar ashes. I remember when I was a kid, right around the…

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Posted in Flotsam

The Goodwill store challenge

We were dropping off stuff at the Goodwill the other day, so of course we had to drive around front, go in and buy more…

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Sequim Santa and chicken display
Posted in Highways and Byways

Over Already???

I had Christmas week off but have to go back to work tonight. What a drag! I didn’t even care about Santa arriving on a…

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