Incredible good luck, that. Maybe I should just write a bout more stuff that I lost, or want. Maybe it's magic. Did I ever tell you about the Mercedes diesel station wagon that I lost(just kidding).
I also managed to pick up a few interesting neck ties:
The striped one is from " Reis of New Haven". I failed to find anything about this store on the internet. Any of you Yale boys remember this place? I suspect they were murdered quietly by J.Press.
The madder silk paisley is from "Beau-Ties" of Amherst, New Hampshire. No website to be found, but apparently Beau-Ties is one woman in New Hampshire who makes men's and boy's neckties by hand for mail order. Fantastic! I must contact this woman for a catalogue.The skinny bow tie is vintage 1960's, no visible brand name. $7.97 for the three of them.
But clothes aren't the only things to be found at the thrift. I also got this terrific book:I remember watching "The Victory Garden" on PBS as a small kid. I think I liked it so much because my grandfather took such pride in his fabulous vegetable garden. What's great about this book is that it goes month by month, beginning in March, listing what to plant, what seedlings to grow in the house, when to prune, everything. And it was written around Boston, so it's geared toward what thrives here, where I live. I had a pretty modest garden for the first time last year. I grew some flavorful, juicy tomatoes and some Italian green beans but little else. Hopefully, this book will help me be more ambitious in the coming season. The forecast doesn't seem to have a job in it for me any time soon, so I should have plenty of time to putter around the backyard this Spring.
Not a bad haul for $17.94.