Saturday, July 22, 2017

From Illinois to Iowa



I can't make out too much of the licence plate or the writing on the spare tire cover, but I can make out "ILL" for Illinois.  Written on the back, "Road-side in Iowa."  With the suit case tied to the back bumper, I'm thinking that all American tradition, the road trip.  How long would it have taken this family to drive from coast to coast?  No Interstates when this photo was taken, few paved roads west of the great plains, and a shortage of gas stations in the hinter lands.  My state of California is about to raise it's gas taxes by 12 cents a gallon, with the money going for road repairs.  Hopefully, the once paved roads that have slowly but surely turned into rough, dirt tracks can get repaved.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Foolin' Around



Well, they seem to be having fun, especially the woman on the right.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Derby Dolls




When did roller derby become a hipster favorite?  When I was growing up, oh so many years ago, roller derby was quite popular.  Back then, it was on a banked track, it was both men and women, and it was incredibly violent.  As I got a bit older and realized it was kind of a sick sport, I started calling it blood and dentures.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Here, There, and Everywhere Collection-The One With Ducks on the Back




Over the years I've expressed my displeasure with antique dealers who cut up photo albums.  On this one, the seller artfully cut out the gardener photo, but sliced part of the duck photo off.   I like ducks.

Click on The Here There and Everywhere Collection in labels to see other photos and get more information on the collection.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Here, There, and Everywhere Collection-Standing on the Dock of the Lake



Thank you Otis Redding.

Click on The Here There and Everywhere Collection in labels, go back to the very first post in this collection and you'll find a reference to Lake Placid, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.  Dotted with lakes, both large and small, the Adirondacks have long been a go to spot for second homes for the rich and near rich of the northeast.  I'll bet these people had money, and lived in New York City.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Here, There, and Everywhere Collection-Two Men, One Cannon



Another from the occasionally posted Here, There, and Everywhere Collection, something to be clicked on in labels to see other images, and get the low down on the title.  So, two men sitting on what looks like World War 1 era cannon.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Brook Jacoby, All Star




I became a sports fan because of television.  Growing up, fifty miles from downtown Pittsburgh, I watched the Pirates during the summer, the Steelers, Penn State, Pitt, and West Virginia during the fall, the Penguins, during the winter, and then it all started again with spring training.   Now I live in L.A. and if I want to watch the Dodgers, Angels, Clippers, Lakers, Kings or Ducks, I have to buy cable packages.  I can't afford it, and even with football still available for free on open air TV...well, I just can't get really excited about sports anymore.  Will I watch tomorrow's All Star game on TV?  Probably not, and that's kind of sad.  I used to look forward to the game, now I don't.

Brook Jacoby didn't have a Hall of Fame career.  He started out with the Atlanta Braves, had a couple of brief call-ups and only played in 15 games from 1981-83.  Jacoby was with the Cleveland Indians in 1984, did a very brief stint with Oakland in 1991, and was back with Cleveland  in 1992.  He finished his career with the Chunichi Dragons, in Japan, in 1993.  Now he's the hitting coach with the Toronto Blue Jays.  He was an all star in 1986 and 1990.

Anyway, I'm not really into sports cards, but I found this on the street, and I've been saving it for an All Star Game post.