Month: September 2020

Cleaning up the elephant and donkey poop after the election.
Posted in The postcards

Vote for Bubbles!

There is a sign down the road that exhorts people to vote for ANYBODY BUT INSLEE (Jay Inslee, our governor here in Washington, is running…

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Golden Cock Inn Matchbook
Posted in The Matchbooks

I’ll have the soup!

I found this in my matchbook collection, I was laughing but my wife told me to grow up. Not sure why they chose this name,…

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Posted in Flotsam

Pac Man Fever? Try lockdown madness.

I was digging up some rockery and found this decrepit old video game token. Wouldn’t it be creepy if there was an abandoned arcade in…

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Kingdome being destroyed for no good reason
Posted in Observations

The Kingdome fiasco; 25 years ago today

On September 19, 1995, King County voters defeated a ballot measure that would have funded the construction of a new baseball-only stadium for the Seattle…

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Red Dog metal saloon dollar token
Posted in Flotsam

I give up on this

I have lost interest in my coin and token collection, Except for the silver dollar with the president Nixon case, that my dad gave me….

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Desert Storm Trading Card: Oil
Posted in Ephemera

Operation Desert Storm: This time it’s personal

I acquired a pack of these “Desert Storm Trading Cards” – I don’t know if there are “rare” and “common” cards (“I’ll trade these two…

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Zenith TV with Space Command
Posted in The Advertising

Space Command!

It must have been a golden time for independent Television and Radio stores like Jack Bartlett’s. Remote Control of your television, being able to turn…

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Silver Slipper Casino Logo
Posted in The Matchbooks

The sordid tale of the Silver Slipper

Back in the day, specifically 1950 to 1988, the Silver Slipper Casino sat next to the Frontier, spinning a giant slipper on the roof. In…

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Crackerjack toy policeman.
Posted in Back in My Day Flotsam

Man in blue doing a crackerjack job

The reason I think this guy came out of a box of Crackerjacks, is I think I got one in like 1966 or so. He…

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