Now that Owen has basically searched throughout our basement for lost and forgotten treasures, he has set his sights on our garage. I will admit, although I'm not proud of it, that there are boxes in the garage that have never been upacked from when we moved in. I know. I know. Sigh.
Anyway, when Ernie and I got home last night we found him sitting at the dining room table with the detritus of a very, very old box spread across the table. His take on it all? "Dad, you were skinny, and Mom, you were pretty." Pause. "Wellofcourseyoustillare!"
Love that boy.
The pictures aren't great...this was after my good DSLR was stolen after a break in to our Rogers Park apartment. I don't know what I had but they're so-so. Still entertaining though.
First up---the beautiful Fink girls. Hard to believe one of them just got married.
Then some pictures of Ernie and I at an antique show when we hadn't been at it too long...we don't have any kind of shelves or much other than glass....I'm guessing 92 ish? Please note that yes, Ernie has ALWAYS made the weird faces when getting his picture taken. Some damned good flint back there...a bellflower celery, pillar molded pitcher and vase....I think there's a covered bellflower compote too. Sigh.
Look, it's back when I was innocent enough to still buy flowers for our booth....
Then from a trip to Maine. I remember each and every one of those cottages. Ernie hated them. The first one was on Route 1 and it was called Vacationland or something like that. It was a big semi circle of cabins surrounding a wonderful white Victorian farmhouse. It is long gone.
The next one was a little scary actually. Ernie REALLY hated this one. We had to wake up the old man who was sleeping at the counter to register. In the cabin the floor slanted and when you flushed the toilet, water shot up in a different spot from the floor. I had to buy Ernie a lot of drinks at Old Orchard Beach that night. I think they were all gone the next year we went back.
This one was further north....north of Camden I believe....Lincolnville Beach maybe? It was just across from the water. We ate outside at a restaurant...had lobsters and clams and the mosquitos bit me so badly on my legs that Ernie went and found benedryl for me. They filled our thermos with coffee at the little coffee shop attached to the office. I haven't been back there in years. Odds are they are gone, but you never know....
A few other Maine pictures....Moody's Diner and yes, they did indeed have incredible pie; the Humpty Dumpty potato chip factory that we used to drive by on the way to the beach when I was a kid; and the Saco Drive-In.
There are a few more but I'll save them for another time.