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This flowering shrub is on my parents’ front lawn. My mom sees it out her front window every time she comes back from the bathroom (which, at her age, is often).
Each time she sees it she bursts into a huge smile as if she was seeing it for the first time (which is kind of the case). It’s a beautiful thing to see such uncomplicated delight and I feel privileged to witness it.
Take time today to notice the flowers.
‘cuz spring rummage sales are here even if spring weather isn’t. My rummage sale season kicked off on Saturday with the Southeast Edmonton Senior’s Association rummage sale – one of my favorites.
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What is that? A hawk attacking a seagull over a fish? I know you’ll be surprised to learn I did not buy this epic painting even though it was more than affordable at $1.
Marlena seems thrilled beyond words to have found this 32 cup coffee maker in its original box. I wonder which of those awesome 70s colours it is.
All I bought was one lousy LP:
and I do mean lousy. I was kinda excited about the sitar and “exotic” percussion on this record but I forgot how soporific Gleason’s music is.
Oh well, the season has just begun.
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The Isley Brothers: Live It Up
I wanna be an Isley Brother.
Francis Lai: The Bobo
Soundtrack from the 1967 comedy starring Peter Sellers. Why he’s painted blue I have no idea (I bet it involves hijinks). Reminds me of this lady:
Vladimir Tretchikoff: The Chinese Girl (click to enlarge)
Dear record owners: Don’t store your records where they are prone to water damage. Get them out of those damp basements and garages!
Neal Hefti: How To Murder Your Wife
When designers “phone it in”.
Love this guy (even if the camera doesn’t).
Keriann, I’m sure you remember the can of freeze dried pork chops I bought at a thrift store years ago and gave you as a gag (pun intended). Well, when I was at your baba & dido’s house yesterday, the can was on their kitchen counter…
open and empty.
I asked dido if they ate the pork chops and he said no, but I suspect otherwise. In the fridge I found one and a half dessicated pork chops on a plate with some leftovers. (the can says there were four).
Now I don’t know how old these pork chops are, but there are no metric weights on the label, just ounces. Canada introduced metric product labeling by the mid-70′s, so that makes them 30+ years old, but they could be as much as 50 years old, because Freeze-Dry Foods Limited of Oakville, Ontario (which is still around) was established in 1963.
According to the internet, freeze dried food can keep 25-30 years unopened. In any case, it’s been two days since they did or didn’t eat it, and baba and dido are still alive.
No word on how the chops tasted. They don’t appear to have been reconstituted, so I’m guessing a little dry and crumbly. I have to say, for food that’s older than you, my dear, they don’t look totally unappetizing.