Sunday, May 29, 2011

So What's A Jay Pin Curler?????

I have be researching what this is. It is from a Maryland estate. We remember it was used with hair.
The only place I found a lot of nice vintage hair items was on;
Check them out if you are into hair vintage items!
I asked them what it was and they said a Jay pin curler.
I don't know if there are any other pieces or missing parts.
But check it out here:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

What My Mother Left Me

On a brutally windy cold day after a snow in Baltimore on January 24TH of 2004 we buried my mom. Only a few could even make it to the funeral because of the weather. But I will NEVER forget and will always be thankful to our church friends, forever friends and family who got there.
Many days/months/years  later last month I came across this paper in my Bible while getting ready for a Bible study.
Wow! I had written this the night before the funeral. We were so glad she was not suffering anymore but so empty without her here. I still will get the feel to call her on the phone but alas not for now is that possible!

Anyway I started thinking about these points on this pad and thought WOW! How true these thoughts still are! Two added explanations.:
.1. She would always say in her strong tone "Pull yourself together!" to people who felt they were falling apart emotionally ...physically...mentally...and Ha! Ha! they would!
2. We went to Branson when it was new and hot and crowded...we got a motel..out in the boondocks and laughed so hard we cried...from frustration...and fear of not having enough $$$. She in her words..said we are here ...let's go for it! not one show a day but two and sometimes three and we did and learned sometimes you just have to have fun and forget the fears!
3. Lots of people think of Forest Gump as retarded..but I saw him in the movie as a representation of our generation who was there..where the important times in our lives took place..and she was like that...ALWAYS THERE> phone....or visits when we needed her or were at important moments in our lives!

So Mom...we miss you...Happy Mother's Day... We are carrying on YOUR LIST!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Did You Ever Have One of These? Everbrook Made in USA???

When I found these in the Maryland estate I was so excited to see their condition! Called a Petite Pak Set by Everbrook. I loved writing with fountain pens way back when ...even if we got messy from them. Check out the pen and pencil... nice condition! If you look in the pic and see the clear piece protecting the case where you slide them in the case..that had a wear tear across that spot as shown in the pic. But other than that I don't even know if the pen was used. Ahhh takes me back in time to sitting at a wooden desk in rows. These desks had ink wells. Now THis kind of pen in this listing was high tech from those found in elementary classrooms in those gone by days! I bet the poor teachers from back then would have coronaries hearing the proposals to stop teaching cursive writing in elementary schools! I have mixed feelings about that and can't really decide how I feel.
Anyway, click here to check out this set: