I was raring to go because I knew there would be fleas on the way.
The fleas were not as numerous as I thought, but I did pick up some interesting items.
An old black lunch box.
A canvas camping stool.
I have Revi-styled ideas for both of these.
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Chucks actually dug this treasure out of a box under a trailer.
Scotch bottle wrapped in wire.
The flip top with paper label and tax stamp.
I was pouting for just missing two vintage suitcases.
The dealer tossed me this bundle and said I looked like I might like it.
LIKE IT !?!
I LOVE IT !!!!
Quilt patches of small squares - no particular pattern. (Well, it is nine-patch)
Such great fabric patterns - some flour sack material.
A big thick NORGE Encyclopedic Cookbook.
Norge made appliances.
The recipes are from the Culinary Arts Institute.
Some of you collect those little booklets they published.
This is a bound copy of those booklets.
There are added pages of blueprints.
Here for floral arrangements for your table.
Here for a root cellar to store your jams and jellies.
And of course the recipes for jams and jellies.
I don't wish to appear lazy, but if I need jam I think it would be easier to run to the store and buy a jar.
Having said that, I am picky about my jams.
I grew up quite spoiled by grandparents who made whatever jams and jellies we desired.
But we did not have a root cellar.
After just one wrong turn and several flea stops, we made it to the reunion.
A great big thank you to Elizabeth who organized it all.
Christmas, 1957~ River Street
back row: Clyde Ward, Gerrie Wilkes (Chucks' mother), Eva Shelton, Sara Cannon, Albert Ward, Helen Alexander
front row: Chuck Wilkes (yes, that is young Chucks in his spiffy bow tie), Claude Ward, Alta Petty Ward (his grandfather and grandmother). One sister Annie May is not pictured. One sister died in childhood.
Of the seven children, two are still living - Helen and Clyde.
We had several generations of descendants present at the reunion.
Hope we get to do it again.
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