Thursday, November 13, 2008

Some pics, and some memories

I was sorting through some pictures I took this fall and came across a few from the rummage sale that preceded the sale of my parents home.

This is one of two clocks I made for Christmas sometime between 5th and 8th grade. One in the shape of our beagle Duke went to my sister C; this one went to K. I drew the designs myself, which is a miracle because I can't draw worth a damn. I cut them out on a band saw, painted and varnished them, and installed the clock mechanisms (which never worked very well).

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These next two are pictures of my childhood bike, a Schwinn Stingray II in green and gold. I picked it out because it reminded me of the Green Bay Packers.

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This next one is current, a shot of a do-it-yourself DVD vending machine in a local store. They've popped up here and there, and they remind me of a clunky Beta (?) video vending machine from the Sun Foods of my youth.

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Here's Smiley at the rummage sale:

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and here he is swimming another day:

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and the prettiest pic for last. The beautiful Lump:

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4 comments:

Estela said...

I wanted a green bike when I was a kid... so I took some green paint to my bike. I didn't know then that you couldn't use wall paint on metal...LOL.

Beth said...

The pig clock is...lovely.

;) Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. The clock is priceless, no really, I am sure priceless. Hard to believe your childhood bike was still around.

Jeanne said...

Love the pictures, the clock of the pig is priceless what great memories....

Of course Smiley and Lump is the tops...