It was a wonderful Easter weekend! The weather was perfect and we did some interesting things on Saturday. I found two CDs at a yard sale for a buck: Foreigner's Greatest Hits and James Brown Live. We also bought a piece of furniture for the office - just the thing. The room looks nicer now. I like buying stuff that dresses up the house...
Here's my two minute Saturday video - see for yourself.
That red hat I'm wearing is the Morris Wood Glyph Retirement Hat. Morris is a friend of mine from church; he also happens to be the father-in-law of my Civil War bud Chris. He came to town wearing that hat once and I got such a kick out of the notion of a retired guy making a glyph for himself and having it embossed on hats, I pestered him until he gave me one. Morris and I have exactly the same hat size; it fits me perfectly and, even better, it doesn't want to blow off my head when I'm driving the Bug with the top down. It also demonstrates my affiliation with a cadet branch of the Greater Wood Clan.
When I retire I'm making a Wes Clark Glyph Retirement Hat!
Cari made a perfect Easter dinner complete with a fresh from scratch lemon meringue pie which we still have. Mmmmm. All that plus I got some hammock time in over the weekend.
In the video you can see the estate sale we attended, this was put on my "Caring Transitions," one of those firms that assist older people in getting out of the big house and going... somewhere else. Other firms I've bumped into on yard sale Saturdays are Senior Transitions and Treehouse. I dislike these events. The primary difference between an estate sale put on by the owner and these companies is price. A book that you'd snag for a dollar by the owner is $5 at one of these places. Phooey! Plus they charge tax. Double phooey!
A couple of gimme photos: Easter bunny made out of packing peanuts - ha ha!. The creepy leering Old Navy mannequins. Causes me to think of that old Twilight Zone episode, where Anne Francis is stuck in the deserted department store room with the mannequins. Marsha... Marsha...
I have blogged about WNBC news reporter Pat Collins (shown above) before. He's the D.C. area's premier tragedian, easily beating out any who trod the boards at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre. He can make an inch of snow sound like the Kennedy Assassination. A couple of clips so you see what I mean: Pat Collins in Springfield. This neighborhood is in my yard sale territory - I've driven over that speed bump countless times. I had no idea somebody was killed in a dispute over it! Pat Collins in a grape suit. I should mention that Pat has something in common with my son. We put Ethan in a grape suit for his very first trick or treat in 1985.
I watched an interesting British feature: Hitler in Colour (using rare recovered color film stock). I think it was a part of a longer World War II in Color series. For some reason the whole project reminds me irresistibly of the "It's Springtime for Hitler" routine from The Producers. Unfortunate association...
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