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PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF # 18

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For Nano Poblano and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

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“Please Introduce Yourself”

Hello! We are the nice lady’s fans. Well, we are a fan of hers, and also actual fans.

We are part of a collection she has, as there are more of us, packed away for now. The nice lady loves hand fans and has collected us for quite awhile. She finds we come from everywhere. We represent yard sales, estate sales, dollar stores, and many other places. She’d like a room to display all of us, but haven’t the space right now. She carries one of us wherever she goes. If she feels a bit warm, she brings us out and fans herself, and whoever else wants fanning. Her grand-daughter and grand-son love us too. They have received a fan from the nice lady, too, in case they want to start a collection.

We are happy the nice lady likes us. Her love of fans began when she was a kid. Her dad made her one from scratch. It turned out really pretty. The tiny pink one on the last photo, is one of our oldest members of the fan club. Her aunt sent it to her. The little tag says: “Lucky Little Fan” … When the sun is bright and you are feeling hot, just use this fan and forget-me-not. 🙂

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© 2016 BS

 

19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 6

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19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 6 19-somethin_sidebar_button

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Q – What did you collect when you were a kid? Do you know what prompted the desire to collect these things?

I remember going to the dime store, called T.G.&Y, here in town. I’d spend my little bit of money on little glass figurines. Pretty much every one would be either a horse or a dog one. They were cheap, but so cute. I had lots of them. I’m pretty sure I still have some, but they are packed away in the shed. I really want to go out there and prowl around and find them, but last time I was out there it was dusty and buggy. Maybe another time I’ll go see.

Here’s a picture of the kind of figurine I’m talking about. This one was from a yard sale not too long ago. My daughter got it for me. We used to call them ‘what-nots’. I think you could call them knick-knacks, or tchotchkes.

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What started me collecting these was probably my obsession with anything to do with horses and dogs. Later on I had one of those little decorative shelf things you put tiny figures in the cubby-holes. I have a lot of those, too (in the shed) 🙂

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© 2016 BS

DEAR DIARY … JULY 25, 26, 27, 28, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 25, 26, 27, 28, 1961

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Dear Diary,

I went to Dr. Harvy.

I played.

V (my cousin) came over.

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Dear Diary,

I went to Granny’s.

I went to the store.

I got a coloring book.

I skated.

I fell down.

Mama came over to Granny’s.

It was Grand-dad’s birthday.

Daddy gave him a few dollars.

I spent the night.

P (sister) got a shot.

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Dear Diary,

I played.

Mr. and Mrs. L came over. (friends of parents)

We went with them to Monteray. (Monterrey Shopping Center)

I got some clay and two dogs. (glass figurines)

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Dear Diary,

I went to Dr. Harvy.

I got some new pads. (shoe arch supports)

When I got home, V (cousin) came over.

I went home with B (aunt).

I played.

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Well, a few interesting things happened on these days. This Dr. Harvy (not sure I spelled the name right) was a foot doctor? Podiatrist? Anyway, I’ve always had weak ankles, so I’d have to go to get foot x-rays, and special shoes, and arch supports every so often. I hated those shoes…they were brown, lace up oxfords…ugh…I just wanted cute shoes, like my friends wore, you know…strappy sandals, mary janes, tennis shoes…anything but those ugly brown ones. I wore them for years, then finally, I could get regular shoes, probably by the time I was in Jr. High school. The pads/supports…they were torture…and made of steel. I guess stainless steel? Anyway, I still have them, and they look so small, now.

Next…Monterrey, was a shopping mall, before there were such things here in town. Lots of stores, surrounding an open courtyard. It seemed fancy, at the time. The shopping center is still here, too.

I collected glass figurines for years. They were cute, and every time I’d go to the dime store, I’d get a couple to add to my collection.

Oh, skating…with those metal skates, with leather straps, and a skate key to tighten the skates to your shoes. Yep, I loved skating, and I always fell down…I got better at it later on though. I didn’t get any better at being clumsy…I still fall down, even without skates on.

And, finally…I have no idea what kind of shot my sister would have gotten. I was probably glad it wasn’t me getting one!

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