HO train coming out of a tunnel

Night train?

I was looking at the sad progress on our train layout here. Eventually the mountains on the back third of the layout will tower over a forest and a small…
Draw a paycheck

Draw a paycheck

My dad was like that. Anytime he was involved in something creative or contemplative, he smoked his pipe, or at least had it handy. The woman on the matchbook ad…
Wireless Dymo label printer does not have to be.

Wireless? I think not.

When you send a lot of letter-size envelopes as we do, a label printer is essential. I got this Dymo Labelwriter which is supposed to be wireless. Unfortunately, it did…
Old Paragon Hat shop White Beaver ad

The age of hats

Up until about 60 years ago, men wore hats, and usually, suits. Women wore dresses, mostly. Even at the Piggly-Wiggly. It's kind of sad what we have become. I worked…
Log for toothpicks

Toothpicks 2020

Bob and Larry were what we now call "supply chain specialists" for a major toothpick manufacturer in 1961. This may seem like an error in judgement, not exactly "just in…