When you can't afford a land monkey.
Posted in The Advertising

This isn’t Jumbo Shrimp, it’s Sea Monkeys!

I am ashamed to admit that I fell for the comic book ad and ordered Sea Monkeys. At one point I recall I had the…

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welded statue art holding rifle outside gun club
Posted in Geocaching

Number one with a bullet!

We hit the “Can’t Miss” Geocache a few years ago, it’s one of our favorites. (TIP: Change out of your Target uniform before you go.)…

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1962 sew-in replacement pockets
Posted in Flotsam

Patient Pockets

Ever prepared, my mother-in-law kept these extra pockets on hand, for about fifty years I’d guess? It was just in case there was a need…

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Need a special washer for this faucet pipe connection problem.
Posted in Grey Gardens West

Can’t buy a simple washer at the hardware store

Whenever I go to a hardware or auto-supply store, I try to avoid the young people who are still learning the ropes. Instead I seek…

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Posted in MARKETPLACE Mildly Interesting

Cutting the cable cord is satisfying but pointless

I see that in 2020, when we had Xfinity AKA Comcast, which included internet and TV (We got rid of the land line years ago)…

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Posted in The Matchbooks

FIT FOR A QUEEN Corny matchbook gag

Something a bit corny about this matchbook, but I am sure people kept them just to amuse their friends. People were easier to amuse back…

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Posted in Back in My Day

Step up your game, Harvey.

When I was a kid, I thought Harvey comics were the worst (Except Sad Sack). Dottie Dot? Richie Rich? Little Lotta… Her thing was she…

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Poker-hand matches game
Posted in The Matchbooks

Smoking is a bad bet

Back when we got paper checks on payday, we would play a poker game similar to this, based on the check’s serial number and amount….

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Posted in The postcards

High Heels on the beach?

This lady chose to accessorize her bathing suit with high heels, although a knothole in the boardwalk could be a big hazard for her. Her more pressing problem is a deranged sailor attempting to rope her in.

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Abandoned intercity bus
Posted in Flotsam Highways and Byways

Bus of abandoned dreams

We noticed this old charter bus sitting in a side yard. I think the owner has or had big plans for this diesel pusher. One…

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