Color this to calm your mind.
Posted in Back in My Day Flotsam

They were out of peyote

It came to management’s attention that people on the factory floor were under stress. Stressed out people make mistakes! So they brainstormed, picked up plastic…

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Old Buick with too much in the trunk
Posted in Back in My Day The Advertising

Junk in the trunk

Look at the way this Buick is riding! What does she have in her trunk? I know there’s a full size spare back there, and…

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Posted in Back in My Day Flotsam

Stinky cops and robbers, cap guns make a nice gunpowder stink.

I don’t recall having a cap gun when I was a kid. But when I could get these 20 grain caps, I put them on…

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Posted in Back in My Day Ephemera

OUT OF ORDER

Normally I don’t like to reference the turmoil in the world today, but I ran across this Mad Magazine cover trading card, and COME ON……

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Postcard, Bobo Birthday
Posted in Back in My Day The postcards

Bobo had more fun

I sometimes get Bobo, a gorilla who lived at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, confused with Ivan, a gorilla raised as a pet and…

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The old Everett family house in Kent
Posted in Back in My Day Friends and Kin

You can’t go home again

I was looking at the house I grew up in on Google Maps, and I noticed something that kind of made me sad. That tan…

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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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The old TV antenna rotator on my roof.
Posted in Back in My Day

Tune to the UHF channel located for your vicinity

Before my dad had cable, he had a standard roof antenna, or on the other TV, just “rabbit ears”. The roof antenna usually would do…

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Green Plastic Army Man assortment
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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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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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