One of the joys of garage saling is when you find that lost piece of your childhood, a forgotten memory of wildly slapping a plastic paddle and watching neon pink and green balls bounce erratically about. I'm talking, of course, about that slap-happy game by Parker Brothers, "Gnip Gnop".
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
There's a house on my usual garage sale route that stands out because of the antique cast iron fire call box posts that stand in the driveway. I've always assumed a fireman lived there who collected fire related items. Last weekend, they were having a garage sale.
His garage looked like a museum dedicated to the history of fire fighting. I asked him if he was a fireman and he said he wasn't, just collected it. His prices for the most part were retail plus, so I didn't pick up much. I did walk away with this metal Smokey the Bear button. It probably dates from the 1960's or '70's.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
I'm running behind, as usual, on this week's TV Guide. I try to post these during the week they cover (I don't know why I make up these rules), so I'm coming in just under the wire for the week. This week's cover begs the question, "Who the heck is Rod Arrants?"