Month: October 2019

Posted in The postcards

Sorry about your goat!

“Hey, sorry about your goat, guys! I have to go open a chain of questionable chicken restaurants, I’ll be back to settle up later.”

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Posted in Back in My Day Puzzles and games

Minesweeper!

Hey, remember this! I remember playing this on earlier windows computers, Minesweeper came pre-installed, and why not. Looks like everything old is new again, I…

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Posted in The postcards

Skeleton in the closet

Honestly, I have no idea what is going on with this postcard. The guy with the giant plaid butt, the Va-va-voom lady with the impoosibly…

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Posted in Highways and Byways

Alternative to WAZE

Since cellphones with the WAZE app installed did not yet exist in 1906, motorists of the day resorted to using confetti flung across the roadway…

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Posted in The postcards

Shut up and eat your macadamia nuts.

An old postcard from the Outrigger Prince Kuhio, featuring some people sitting around in the lobby wearing Leis (Am I spelling the plural of that…

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Posted in Ephemera Flotsam

War is over, let’s go nuts

It’s 1946, the war is over, and Look magazine asks people what they want. to buy. Because apparently everyone has piles of cash now. They…

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Posted in Puzzles and games

Grandpa’s Crossword June 27 1956

We cancelled our newspaper subscription, the plastic bags were a nuisance and not recyclable. But I missed doing the crossword puzzles at the kitchen table….

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Vintage paystubs
Posted in Flotsam

Overtime at the Lumber Mill

I was rooting around for something and found these old paystubs, and an electric bill, from 1943. Looks like they took out about 14% for…

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Posted in The postcards

Don’t sniffle yet, this isn’t the morgue…

Typically, I will take a postcard and add some wiseacre or snarky comment or caption to make it more “honest”. This one, however, is plain…

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Alaska Air Wiki excerpt
Posted in Observations

‘Taint funny, Mcgee.

I was shopping for discount plane fares, and noticed that Alaska Airlines used to be McGee airways. This was during the Heyday of the Fibber…

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