Month: January 2023

Ice cream man changes your oil
Posted in The postcards

Service Your Scooter!

Wow, you were supposed to go in every month? Even with that business, this poor guy had to moonlight at the malt shop! I hope…

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Win a prize ad
Posted in Back in My Day Ephemera

What does a kid do with a Rambler?

Apparently if you ate a lot of these frozen pops, you stood a good chance of winning one of these great prizes, including a trip to France for 3! THREE – That means you, mom and dad! SIS CAN’T GO!!

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a pet rattlesnake
Posted in The postcards

Mother nature she is not.

I could see my wife doing this. Furthermore, I could see the rattlesnake becoming her pet, at least until she finds out it eats mice.

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Fish and lobster slot machine.
Posted in Love and War files

Lost on many levels

My wife and I like to visit the local casino on Wednesdays, just to get away. I keep meaning to suggest that they somehow mark each row of machines in large letters, and maybe number the machines too.

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Black cat in road
Posted in Uh

I’ll play your silly game!

I was walking the dog and there was this defiant black cat in the road. At last! A chance to turn the tables…
I crossed HIS path!

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Election buttons from 1972
Posted in Back in My Day

Political Turmoil

Nixon and Spiro Agnew were up for reelection in 1972, and I guess times were good, because they handily defeated George McGovern. People vote with their wallets, in the end.

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Woman standing in road, man photobombing her
Posted in Back in My Day


I was scanning in a bunch of my aunt Jean’s old photos, that’s her in the road, but who is the guy standing several feet behind her? Is he holding… a scythe?

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Somber Doctor
Posted in Mildly Interesting

I hope he had fun…

So this guy goes to his doctor with many unpleasant symptoms. The doctor looks at his blood panel and gives him an exam, and tells the patient he has to run some tests that require hospitalization.

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Strange comic from 1986, looks like 1956
Posted in Ephemera Flotsam

Not so Boffo

I ran across this old copy of “Boffo Laffs” – Surprisingly from 1986, and with an ad for the “Kiss me in the dark baby” tie! How strange.

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Surprised gendarme (old French postcard)
Posted in The postcards

French Fries, French bread, French toast, French WOW

I don’t speak a lot of French, but looking at this old postcard, I think I know what “instant gendarme” means!

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