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A Supreme Year in the Early 60’s

I got my Girl Scout cookies yesterday!  My next-door neighbor’s granddaughter always comes over to take my order and then I am forced to wait a few weeks to eat them!
Author "flying up" from Brownie to Girl Scout

The Author "Flying Up" from Brownie to Girl Scout

A favorite memory of mine was back in the early 60’s when my sister and I and two friends (all of us about 8-10 yrs old) set up a small table just outside the door of Peachin’s IGA, a small grocery store in my hometown of Wichita, Kansas.  Much like it’s done today, we would hawk cookies to their customers as they came and went.  Usually a pretty dry activity, but this one year was a memory-maker!

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A Treasure Hunt on the Pony Express Highway – The Movie

This is Part 2 of “Ahttp://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=c2508f8b1e2119f1be323c&skin_id=1006&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url Treasure Hunt on the Pony Express Highway.”

If you missed Part 1, click here.

The very best part of any hunting excursion is “the reveal”, like they say on those design shows.  Just reading about them is B-O-R-I-N-G! So I put together a little 3 minute video to let you “come along” with us this year. Continue reading

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

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