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 !!



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 ! 



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



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


(cabbage, bandages and tourniquet not included)

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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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


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)