Don’t Show Mom

Back in the day, my father had two main hobbies: garage sale-ing and stamp collecting. The way that these two hobbies manifested themselves in combination was when my dad would go to an estate sale (meaning someone has died), he would purchase the deceased’s collection of letters. He then would browse for any stamps of … Continued

Snowed In

I found this in a photography book published in 1977. I think the author is referring to the great blizzard of ’78.

Wishing Tree

Found this near a store’s Christmas tree “wishes” display. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

Battery

I was working at a Red Cross shelter set up to aid victims of an apartment fire. These guys lost everything, so we were taking donations of clothing. In one bag of clothes, I found the attached note.

Fancy Casket

I was going through a bunch of old books, one of my favorite hobbies. This picture was tucked inside a Bible totally written in Latin. The first pages were missing so not sure how old; but, look at the detail in dressing up this casket.

Dear Mom and Mary

My husband found this in the parking lot of the hotel where he works. I can’t imagine what Nicholas would be sitting outside in the parking lot putting together for his mom and Mary, who apparently, were on their honeymoon, but whatever it is, I’m sure it reflects how extremely ___ he is for them.