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Blast from the Past

2015.02.24
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Old slides I found in an envelope in my photo closet. Exploded apartment building Lenexa Kansas, my Alfa Romeo Germany, traffic accident Kansas, Paris, South Padre, St. Louis and more.
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Copper crystal nodule from the U. P. Michigan, embedded in what looks like shale or possible anthracite coal.
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My Grand Dad's marbles. I found about half of these in a little box after he died back in the early '70's. The rest I've picked up over the years. So much more class than the cat's eyes of today.
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Carom was the game. These were the pieces you played with. These belonged to my Grandmother. I played Carom with her when I was a child. Your pieces were either red or green. The black piece was the last one you would shoot in the pocket after clearing all of your color out. The natural wood tone pieces were called taws. You shot the taw much like you would a que ball in pool but with your fingers. You would hold the taw between your thumb and middle finger and thump it with your index finger. My Grandmother could shoot it hard enough to actually break it when it hit. She had chipped many a taw in her day as is evidenced by the upper right taw. You played it just like pool but with only two pockets instead of six in pool. I never could beat her. She was just too good.
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Copper crystal a little closer, close enough that you can see some imperfections.
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A Troll. At least a couple of decades old, maybe more, I can't remember. Think I'll put him/her (?) on the dashboard of my car.
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Icy day, too messy for me to get out anyway. People slipping and sliding all over the roads. Good day to stay inside and play. These are all old, some way older than others. Hope they bring back a few memories.
2 Comments
marilynx Neat collection - I'll go for the marbles and the troll!
marilynx · 2015-02-24: 12:44
downtoearth Great collection! Made me to think about my childhood and hey, we have trolls! Or were ones if managed to get away from evening bath.. ha ha...
downtoearth · 2015-02-24: 16:58
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