How ‘Bout Some Slaw Pa ?

Watching late night television infomercials

you see all sorts of wonderful kitchen gadgets

and wonder how did we live without ’em ? 

here’s how !

with  1890s slaw cutters !!

 

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The Slaw Cutter features 2 count ’em 2 blades to slice and dice

your way through a mountain of cabbage

You’ll have enough Cole Slaw to feed an Army ! 

 

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That’s right, good “Old Fashioned” Cole Slaw just like your Grand Ma made literally !

but wait there’s more call now (if the phone has been invented)

and we’ll throw in the handy basket to hold your cabbage

 

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Mountains and mountains of creamy fresh “Home Made” Cole Slaw made in your very own home !

 

(cabbage, bandages and tourniquet not included)

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Published in: on August 1, 2007 at 5:41 pm  Comments (3)  

Something’s Fishy Here

My associate and I found this very interesting glass fish.

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The fish appears to me to be blown glass.

I say appears because it’s hollow and the nose has a hole in it

I assume that’s where the blowing took place.

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Now I’m no expert on,,,well much of anything but I know this is very old  primitive

because my associate is very finicky

and would never be so interested in something very new.

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I’ve searched the Internets looking for something similar with no luck,

any help on the origin of such a fish would be appreciated.

Published in: on July 25, 2007 at 3:20 pm  Comments (9)  

Hey Minerva that’s some bust you’ve got. Well thank you !

I’ve seen this bust statue of Minerva  sitting around the garage for years, 

when I say for years I mean about 40. 

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It’s roughly 2 feet tall hollow and of some metal I’m guessing  aged copper or brass.

It’s always intrigued me and for some reason she has a parrot on her head.

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The parrot looks like it may have been broken off at some point

probably some kid running around when he was told not to

but has been expertly repaired.

I always assumed it was a member of my family but then a google of the name

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Minerva revealed she was the Daughter of Jupiter and a virgin goddess

so I guess that leaves my family out.

Published in: on July 23, 2007 at 5:28 pm  Comments (3)