outhouse with television
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Cousin Jethro is on Hullabaloo today!

Pa is busy upgrading his outhouse with television, so it must be something special on. Otherwise, why not look at that Sears catalog hanging on…

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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…

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Matchbook picture of unkempt Santa Claus
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A red and green bandwagon to jump on

Here’s another Santa matchbook, this one from the nice people at Du-par’s, whoever they are. You have to admit, back when most people smoked, matches…

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Merry Christmas Santa matchbook
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Merry Christmas, you old savings and loan!!

Back in the day, folks didn’t have credit cards. If they wanted something that was more than they could swing this week, they saved for…

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Furnace Creek Matchbook
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May I recommend the rattlesnake stew?

Years ago, this was what the Furnace Creek Ranch looked like. It’s a long way from civilization (Whatever that is) at the end of Bad…

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KFIF 1550 matchbook cover
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KFIF LUCKY NUMBER

I would incorporate the lucky number on this old matchbook in my lottery pick, but the station suffered a sad fate as I probably would…

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Matchbook from the Elephant Room
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The elephant in the room

Used to be a place you could bring your “significant other” and discuss that thing that neither of you cares to discuss- “The elephant in…

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Vote no on what now?

This old matchbook advocates voting NO on Proposition 5. I have no idea what proposition 5 is, but being a typical American that would not…

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Looks like they grounded the Space Needle
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The day the needle hit the ground

Sequestered here, I was going through my old matchbook collection. I was concerned when I saw this truncated Space Needle ( Or UFO? ) Turned…

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Grace Line Cruise Ship logo
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Graceful batshit

I found this Grace Line matchbook and did a little googling. It seems that this company started out by importing bat poop to the USA,…

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