Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Bash Game Card

Someone had a lot of fun at the Halloween Bash.
Too bad they donated their game card,
along with their cool 1970's style costume ... to the Goodwill!

Not TOO bad, though, because now it's MINE!!!

Happy Halloween!
Enjoy YOUR Bash!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wild Wild West - Friday's Fences

I was entranced by this picture I found in Grandpa and Grandma G's photo album from their trip through the US Southwest in the early 1980's.

Don't you just love this fence and gate?

It's Friday's Fences time - join us over at "Life According to Jan and Jer" to see interesting fence pictures from around the world!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Church Library Builder With Hearts

Years ago the local Christian Supply Centers joined a program whereby people would "earn" a stamp worth 5 cents for every dollar they spent in the stores. They would save the stamps in a special "book" and, when it was full, their church could redeem it for free books for their libraries!

I found this partially filled out Savings Stamp Book in a drawer of clippings and miscellaneous papers that mom asked me to help clean out.

While this was a wonderful program, and an interesting piece of ephemera, my REAL thrill came when I realized I finally found some of mom's "41 heart" doodles!!!

Let me explain about the "41 heart" doodles ... ever since I can remember, my mom would draw the number 41 with a heart around it. On church bulletins, on little bits and pieces of paper ... while she was talking on the phone, while she was in the mood to doodle. I remember when I was maybe 10 years old I asked her "why". I remember her answer distinctly. She said, with all of her motherly authority "something very BIG and SPECIAL is going to happen on my 41st birthday."

Mom's 41st birthday fell on Sunday, May 18th, 1980.
Does that date sound vaguely familiar?
It is the day Mt. St. Helens in Washington state erupted.
We drove to the top of the hill behind our house and watched it - in stunned disbelief.

And told mom she was NEVER to doodle again!

To see hearts from around the world, visit "Random Hearts" - and share YOUR heart on Guest Heart Thursday!

To see other fun things found and scanned, visit Al's "Sunday Scans" - this monthly link is closed for October - but November will be here soon - and we want to see what you have scanned!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Different Kind of Mad Hatter!

I found this wonderful drawing while doing a transfer from an old hard drive that I was getting rid of.

It is titled "Mad Hatter".

It was drawn by my daughter, but sssshhhhh please don't tell her! She doesn't know I found it!
And she doesn't think she's talented!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kay Windsor Clothing

I am fascinated with old advertising ...
Like this fashion ad I found in a pile of magazine clippings in the recycle bin at my old storage unit - a long time ago ...

I had to laugh at the description ...
"Gay-as-a-musical clothes whirl you into fall and winter at the drop of a tiny (bank) note!"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mickey Mouse - Found at Goodwill

I couldn't believe it when I found this wonderful comic book in one of the bins at the Goodwill Outlet Store (gosh how I LOVE that place!). It was in a plastic sheet protector, and I'm shocked that someone hadn't grabbed it before I got there.

It is dated August 1965, and is in perfect shape.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Found Art ...

Mom was at a writers conference last month at Camp Wainema along the Oregon coast ...

During her free time, she was free to wander along the beach ...

Something caught her eye - a piece of paper tucked under a rock.
It had been there a while ... it's ragged edges fluttering in the wind.

When she picked it up, she was surprised at what she found.
Not trash as she first assumed ...

But a beautiful pencil sketch.
Of mountains, trees, clouds, wind.

Who drew this scene?
Why did they leave it behind?
Who knows - I think it was meant for mom to find.
An inspiration.
A mystery.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rag Doll Sheet Music

Look what I found at the Goodwill (LOVE that store!) just yesterday ...
Sheet music!
Rag Doll
by Nacio Herb Brown

Featured by
Constance Mering & Muriel Pollock
Recording Artists

Published by Sherman, Clay & Co.
San Francisco

copyright MCMXXIV (1924)

I was caught by the wonderful picture on the front - the rag doll on the wooden car being stopped by the toy policeman!
It's adorable!

And it's another delightful scan to add to Al's "SUNDAY SCANS"!!!
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Payne" at Goodwill ...

I took some time off this week, while waiting for my brother to get out of an appointment, to do some "bin" shopping at the Portland Goodwill Outlet store.

As usual, I ended up spending more time than I anticipated, and was late picking up my brother. Sorry, Bro, but you just couldn't compete with the STUFF I found!

Scattered about one of the bins were bits and pieces of the life of one
"Bill Payne" - mostly surrounding Andrew Jackson High School (graduated 1981) and Ricks College (commencement announcement 1983 - Pre-Dentistry).

I couldn't help but pick up this wonderful memorabilia!

I looked up "William Payne Dentist Oregon" online ... and there is one ... in Salem.
I may try to contact him, if only to get the story of how this stuff (if it is indeed his!) ended up in an Outlet store in Portland! If I do, I will let you know!

This is my third entry to this month's "SUNDAY SCANS".
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blue Swan Minikins - Sunday Scans

I found this unique advertisement in a bunch of old magazine clippings I picked up out of a dumpster at my storage unit years ago.

I don't know what amazes me more ... the style of the ad ... or the fact that the 'undies' are just 79 cents!!!

This is my first post to this month's "Sunday Scans"!!!

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