Elvis Slept Here! Motel sign.
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Elvis-O-Rama, why hast thou forsaken me?

Teresa and I were visiting Las Vegas for the first time in 2014. Riding a shuttle bus from the airport to our hotel, I caught…

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Throw your voice device
Posted in Back in My Day Flotsam

Be the life of the party (until you’re not)

When I was a kid, some comic books would have ads proclaiming that you could “Throw your voice”; as I recall, it strongly implied that…

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Comic postcard - fishing trip
Posted in The postcards

Fisherman math. It doesn’t add up!

I see only three ladies, and apparently four guys came on this trip. You would think that that having the extra guy out on the…

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shoot of young palm
Posted in Grey Gardens West

Palm Baby

We got some white rock (marble chips) to put in this little corner where our palm tree resides. I got the weeds out; …But to…

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Crown Point Chalet of the 1920's
Posted in The postcards

You can’t go there anymore

We were mulling over where to go on vacation this year. I had a crazy idea, we have a box of random postcards (because that’s…

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Cat in a blanket
Posted in Mildly Interesting

Purritos and other stuff

I am a mite concerned about early-onset dementia sneaking up on me. Last week,  we had salad and spaghetti. Day one I put croutons on…

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Hippie cigar box! Groovy

Apparently some hippie took some newspaper articles and this deceptive invitation, and Mod-podged the hell out of this wooden cigar box. You have to wonder…

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Junk found under the woodstove
Posted in Grey Gardens West

We didn’t start the fire

The clean air authority here in Washington is offering a big rebate for replacing our wood stove insert, under certain circumstances. So I was down…

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Colorful view of Las Vegas blooming in the desert
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Las Vegas is like an earwig

Every so often, we get an itch to go to Las Vegas- get out of the rain. Not so much the gambling, just being able…

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Old film camera
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TAKE A PICTURE! It’s easy!

My first camera was a Brownie, you opened the top, and looked down to line up and take your shot. The one I had didn’t…

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