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« Reply #70 on: March 22, 2011 06:24:49 PM »

Yay! This was so worth the wait! The envelope was deceptively not-overstuffed, but look how much was in it:


First off, lots samples of handmade paper, including one embroidered in chain-stitch! Three pages of a blank Shakespeare journal, one with a great illustration of "Two Gentlemen of Verona". There are some painted ATC backgrounds, some stamped paper (including great gold bees!) and a bookmark that Spidermom cross-stitched with a tiny grasshopper.


More paper, both plain and printed. (I especially like the skulls.) Two sheets of die-cut letter tags. A couple of old magazine articles, one of which is on aerosol food, with a great photo of spray mashed potatoes. Some local items including a 25% off coupon from the Highland Tavern (I would have kept that!) and a classic horror illustration of a mad scientist milking venom from snakes. How did you know how much I would like that?


In a little bag were four great metal buttons and a tiny container of watch parts, including four microscopically beautiful cogs.


But wait, there's more! An old road map of Colorado and Wyoming, a 1975 Delta Airlines schedule (I would have so coveted this if it had appeared in anyone else's package!) and a magazine photo of people feeding a rather mangy-looking bear from their car window. A personalized notebook (with handmade brown paper), and a couple of additional fishing items. Three snapshots of the Colorado countryside (I love all the local stuff) and five flash cards (?) of insects and spiders. Not everyone would love these, but I sure do!


And finally, this antique photo deserved its own shot. It's a lovely family group from about 1910 (judging by the hats) but the real story is the annotation on the back: "Ray, Iva, Raymond McBride. All killed in car accident near Boulder Colo." Suddenly the anonymous figures become real people with a tragic story.

Thanks so much, Spidermom, for this great collection of stuff. I love all of it!

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« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2011 07:00:47 PM »

haha!  i'm totally a dork when it comes to being a Colorado girl!  (btw, i had two of the 25% coupons, many years ago our house was a duplex, and sometimes we still get junk mail for the non-existent address!  yay for extra beer coupons!!!)
 
i bought the flash cards for my son and he was completely freaked out by them, personally, i dig bugs, nice when someone else can appreciate! 

mmm...sure wish i had some spray mashed potatoes right about now...
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« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2011 06:43:25 AM »

mmm...sure wish i had some spray mashed potatoes right about now...
Seriously, how did that go out of style? Miracle in a can is right! Grin

That last photo is very poignant -- I was just looking at how sweet that little boy looked in his little coat and then read the story. That's definitely for a very special project, Wulf!
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« Reply #73 on: March 23, 2011 08:42:31 AM »

Great stuff! I love all that vintage.
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« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2011 05:28:09 PM »

I was just looking at how sweet that little boy looked in his little coat and then read the story. That's definitely for a very special project, Wulf!

It's true, little Ray Jr. looks so seriously proud of his new coat (and it is a really fine one) that it's heartbreaking to know he didn't live to enjoy looking back on this photo himself.

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« Reply #75 on: March 23, 2011 08:34:18 PM »

You know that feeling you get when you browse through a gallery and wished you would have joined the swap.......
yeah, I got that.
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« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2011 02:34:25 PM »

Sorry I've been awol, I started a new job that has me going 60 hours a week. But I did receive from Wonderwoman-

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There is SO much stuff in there! I swear stuff was multiplying as I pulled everything out...
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« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2011 05:28:42 PM »

Holy cow! That's the biggest haul yet! And I love the colour theme.

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