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A Treasure Hunt on the Pony Express Highway

Treasure Hunt Map“Are you in?”, asks my friend, Karen. “Oh yeah!”, I said, and that’s all it took. Before I knew it, the day was here and I was going through my checklist. Laundry baskets and boxes – check. Old newspapers for wrapping – check. Gloves for reaching into dusty boxes – check. Bag-lady carts for, well, carting – check. Oh, and tote bags for toting – check. Camera – check. Lawn chairs for resting – check. And don’t forget the Treasure Map. Treasure Map?

Where are we going, you ask?  The 5th Annual U.S. 36 Highway “Treasure Hunt”, 400 miles of yard sales across Kansas! Yep! Every year along U.S.36, from Colorado to Missouri, Kansas towns put out their “stuff” and people like me and my friend, Karen, drive hours in giddy excitement to give them money for what had been in their basements and garages just hours ago!

US Highway 36 Pony Express Sign

US Highway 36 in Kansas

DAY ONE – SEPTEMBER 17, 2010

So, Friday morning, with the gas tank full and the back of my Highlander already half-full (with my checklist stuff), we’re on our way into the wild green yonder! Woo and Hoo!  Watching Wichita in the rear-view mirror, we Continue reading

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30 Year Study Cracks Rubik’s Cube Mystery

It only took 30 years of computing, but “they” did it!  Check it out…

Rubik’s Cube

Retro Advertising — Good Old Days?

Hoo boy!  Just when I dream about the “good old days”, I run across something like these old advertisements:

Wrecked Volkswagen Beetle

Check out these ads… I’d love to know the thoughts that these provoke! Continue reading

The Stages of Ages: How Old Are You Really?

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids?

Birthday cake with candlesIf you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions. How old are you?…. “I’m four and a half “…. You’re never 36 and a half….you’re four and a half going on five!

That’s the key. You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back. You jump to the next number. How old are you? Continue reading