I stay away from news and topical events here on my blog-- get enough of that elsewhere. But I can't let the passing of Ray Manzarek go without comment. Sad day for music fans. Maybe he and Jim are together again today. Here is a Doors tag I made late last year (and as a matter-of-fact, I'm working on a collage right now with The Doors represented). RIP, Ray.
It's hard to see, but there is a girl and three boys peeking out in the background. The girl is my mom's older sister, and the boys are neighborhood kids.
And believe it or not, my family still has the doll that my mom is holding in the picture. She's not in the best condition, but not bad, considering her "vintage" age. She is a "Baby Sandy" doll from the 1930s. I bet my mom pushed her around in the old doll buggy I showed here.
I knew of one estate/garage sale (that was how it was billed) near me Saturday and headed out with the family in tow. Well, we also stumbled upon four more sales within the same neighborhood. Pleasant surprise. Here's the haul:
Rather large, very 70s looking crewel picture. Keeping this for myself! It cost all of one dollar. I asked the garage sale proprietress if she knew who had made it. She said, "My great-aunt, and I'm selling it because I know she won't be here today."
An old feed sack apron, modeled by my daughter.
Old Bingo game, fold-over stationery from Current (I have a soft spot for vintage Current as my mother always bought it back in the 70s), old alarm clock that so far is working, raffia letter holder, bunch of vintage floral and fruit seals-- never found any of those at a garage sale before. Neat!
So a not too promising morning turned out pretty darn good. I'll take that any day of the week!