Month: July 2020

Old Sarasota Buccaneer Inn
Posted in The Matchbooks

No parrots in the kitchen!

The Buccaneer Inn in Sarasota featured a pirate mascot on the advertising, complete with a wooden leg, eyepatch, grog, parrot. What were you expecting? I…

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Green Plastic Army Man assortment
Posted in Back in My Day

The Army needs men to work in movies

My sister was complaining that she spent the whole morning looking for this particular “army man”. Her grandson claims that this one is the “chief”….

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Salmon Fishing six feet apart
Posted in The postcards

A better 2020 activity

These folks are fishing for salmon at the mouth of the Rogue River in Oregon. What a perfect activity for times like these. Those fishing…

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WWII Navy relay in can
Posted in Flotsam MARKETPLACE

Isn’t anybody curious?

I got this WWII electronic relay in a can in a box of auction stuff, I think. It was never opened, so I don’t have…

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Newark Athletic Club 1925
Posted in The Matchbooks

The pool is nice, but those stairs.

This matchbook must be from the 20’s or 30’s, the heyday of the New Jersey Athletic Club; after that it was a hotel, the club…

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Groundhog with a podcast
Posted in Podcasts

Peculiar Journeys

Another podcast I recommend. I usually have podcasts from a pillow speaker to distract me if I can’t sleep, due to a litany of worries,…

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Card Table Braces
Posted in Back in My Day The Advertising

Nobody fixes anything anymore.

Another item from my dad’s old 1958 Jensen-Byrd catalog, supplier to hardware retailers all over the west. This is a set of the locking mechanisms…

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Bald Reagans postcard
Posted in Back in My Day

Time to tighten the belt

This postcard suggests that President Reagan and Nancy simply shaved their heads, to save money on tonsorial services. It seems like a small sacrifice, and…

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Child's view of a polluted earth
Posted in Back in My Day

Drawing = Sitting down and being quiet

This is a project from my son in 2nd or 3rd grade I guess. Apparently the idea was to draw an anti-pollution poster. Because pollution…

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KJR cash card 1984
Posted in Back in My Day

Stacks of wax

Teresa still has her KJR cash card! We go way back listening to Seattle radio. When I got my first radio, there were THREE competing…

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