Friday, August 18, 2017

Leftovers Day 18 -- South St. Louis County Yesterday & Today

Today's post is one of those that will be interesting to only a few. Hey, that is NOT every post!

Anyway, I found these aerial photos of south St. Louis County (my stomping grounds) from when Interstate 55 was being developed near Lindbergh Boulevard.  You can see South County Mall with the famous Famous & Barr dome to the right.  It's parking lot is still under development. You can also see how much of the land was still farm land and residential at that time.  Interstate 55, still in development, dead ends South of Lindbergh.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Leftovers Day 17 -- Hey Wilton!

Perhaps nothing is more inexplicable than the success of  the TV show "Alf" in the 1980's.  Well, maybe the fact Wilton made a cake pan out of him is.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Leftovers Day 15 -- Milton Bradley Pac-Man Board Game

By 1982, America was in full-blown Pac-mania. It's not surprising Milton Bradley tried to cash in with their own version.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Leftovers Day 14 -- Tom Foolery

This dime store disguise was originally sold by Ben Franklin (the store, not the Founding Father) for 10 cents (of course).

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Leftovers Day 13 -- Little Pink Houses for You and Me

Back in 2015 I attended the estate sale of a bona fide hoarder. On the property was a dump where the homeowners threw out things they apparently no longer needed, but couldn't let completely go (or maybe they just refused to pay for trash service).  I decided to take a look through the dump just to see what I might find.  I came across a disintegrating cardboard box filled with pink plastic wall tiles.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Leftovers Day 12 -- You've Got Mail!

This mail signal is meant to trigger a flag when the mailbox is opened.  You can then visually see if mail has come without hiking your 1/4 mile country driveway.

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