Another one: a little dirty, but it still works!
The sewing machine's table-- beautiful in itself!
I think at one point I screamed too because a life-sized large fuzzy stuffed animal fell on me when I moved the sewing machine. It scared the CRAP out of me because I didn't see it coming because of the dark!
A box of costume jewelry. There were a few real pearl and real gold pieces but it wasn't a ton. Mainly it was fake/costume. No worries, $1 bills add up!
There was a LOT of paperwork. Of course, knowing me, I went through EVERYTHING!
Some of the paperwork was really neat to go through-- since all of the items were from the 80s-90s, there was a LOT of New Orleans memorabilia in there--- some things brought me back to my childhood, like this money order from New Orleans aint-dere-no-more drug store, K&B. For those of you not from New Orleans, know that this store was SO popular, that the particular shade of eggplant purple they used for their logo is forever referred to down here as "K&B Purple" -- if you say that to describe a color, there is no question what you mean.
8 Tracks! Yes indeed!
I don't know what the significance of the "baby in the bathroom" poster was-- I guess she thought it was cute. I had to take a picture of it because it reminded me of the poster that has made 2 appearances in episodes of The Office-- On the show, it's a poster of little babies playing musical instruments, and everyone hates it but Angela.
Inside some trash bags we found a few vintage leather bags and a real fur coat! Still trying to get an appraisal on that one. If anyone knows someone in New Orleans area who can appraise / type fur please let me know!
An old light-up vanity mirror... remember these?
That radio is OLD SCHOOL!
And while they were out, I had to have a little fun with them.
Box O' Buttons!
Diabetes testing equipment. Sadly, we have found FAR too many of these!
The box it came from, with some other random miscellaneous things:
I got really excited when I found this book because Brian's a geologist, so I wanted to show it to him. Turns out, he already owns it! Figures. He has seen everything.
I'm not sure if she kept this Bible because it was of very sentimental value to her, or if she thought it was worth something because of it's age. It is OLD-- and crumbling... you can't even get a page out of this envelope without it crumbling into hundreds of pieces. We'll need to research it, if we can get to it!
More shoes, books, random miscellaneous items: (These things were NOT packed well... I almost think one of her children or relatives may have done it for her. Another reason I believe that is because some of these boxes of shoes and books exceeded 100 pounds. Brian is super strong, but this facility did not have an elevator, so it made it very difficult-- it took both of us to lug them down the stairs).
WHY do people save PHONE BOOKS? I have not ever been able to figure this out. It's not something you should hoard. You get it for free, get a new one every year, and it has absolutely no value. Additionally-- over time, it's actually INACCURATE. So, why? That's my rant for the day. I digress, I know. Just someone tell me if you know why people save phone books!
More old vintage purses and shoes-- at least they are leather! Not my size though :(
Ready for the contents of Purse #1?? Here they are:
With an inscription in it, To: Amanda, from MawMaw: August 1988. Amanda would have been 2 then, so she's just a few years younger than me now.
It's time for "What's in the Bag?" again! Ready! Purse #2 looks kind of festive, like for an evening or special event. Ready to guess what's inside?
I have, in this year in the storage industry, seen more candles, flower arrangements, vases, and photo frames, than I ever care to see again. In fact, I don't think I will ever visit a Hallmark store again for as long as I shall live. BUT, I do have to admit, that this vase is pretty interesting! It has the top flattened out to resemble a leaf pattern. And of course, it was in the box, wrapped up, and never used.
Talk about an old cable box!
Closeup of the cable box.
Ooh, quick, somebody find Reggie Bush. I think he needs this book!
"How to Star in Football" - of course!
It gives very useful tips on how to play football so well, you'll be a pro in no time!
Too funny! I tried not to let my dirty mind get away from me with the "quarterback putting pressure on the crotch" comments... but seriously, who DOESN'T think of Drew Brees like that? I know some straight guys who even would gladly sleep with him.
Another book had instructions not to remove it from Ochsner Hospital. Whoops! One of these days when I'm not so busy I may return it to them!
Another reason this blog was perfect for the New Year was because of this LIFE magazine we found. February 1989's issue, entitled THE FUTURE AND YOU, was all about what life would be like in the 2000s. I wonder how close they got to what the year 2000 was actually like? Does anyone even remember the year 2000? THAT seems like so long ago!