Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Old postcard, Long Beach, California

The Municipal Auditorium and Rainbow Pier, Long Beach, California

Another of the Goodwill finds I made a while back ...
I just don't understand how someone could
Give these beauties away!

I'm just glad they found their way to my collection.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Where Were You When The Mountain Blew???

I came across this brochure a while back ...
It brought back so many memories ...

Of that day in 1980, May 18th, 1980 to be precise ... when the beautiful and pristine Mt. St. Helens in Washington exploded ...

30 years. That's a long time. But I still clearly remember the day - a Sunday morning. My drive home from church included a hill overlooking the Willamette Valley. Usually I could see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Jefferson - and a good portion of the Cascade Range.

On that day I stopped at the top of the hill in awe - as I watched this once-perfect mountain blow her top.

It was my mom's 41st birthday.
What an interesting way to celebrate!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Remember that Old Laptop???

Rescued from the garbage, the old laptop has become ...
altered ART! A work in progress, because it will probably NEVER be finished.

Above is the cover -

Page 2

Page 3 -

Pages 2 and 3 together -
(With Mika's approval)

And the back cover!

My daughters and I had so much fun altering this book, er, "notebook".
Now we are looking for other things to embellish ... to beautify ... to save from the garbage for art!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Old Laptop ...

Look at what I found in the garbage.
It doesn't work - its guts are gone,
it's glory days have passed.


Stay tuned ...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Recipe - Oatmeal cookies ... I think

I got a kick out of this recipe I found in some paperwork at the Goodwill Surplus Store.

1 c sortening (shortening?)
1 c white S (white sugar?)
1 c brown S (brown sugar?)
Cream till fluffy.
1 Egg
1 teasp vanilla
Stir well.
1 1/2 c white flour
in which you have mixed
1 teaspoon soda
dash of salt
3 c oatmeal
Mix well
350% drop

I think they end up as cookies - don't know how long they are supposed to bake.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Memaloose Airport ...

One of my favorite pictures of all time ...
My wonderful B-I-L Alan ...
And the Memaloose Airport sign ...

A Classic!
(So is the sign!) :=)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tree Identification Tags Gone Wrong

The city sent out a crew to the property across the street - 42 acres - of which half is covered with green space and wetlands - lots and lots of trees. It took a 2-man crew 3 weeks to find, reach, tag and catalog (complete with GPS for each tree!) all of the trees on the property of a certain "age and size".

If I were a tree, and had to be 'labeled', though, this would NOT be the label I chose!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dark Smooth Ale

So this is what appeals to the young people now ...
They must be very brave!
I'm not sure I would drinking something ...
With a skull and cross bones on the front!!!