A drive-in flea market brings back great memories…

I love this idea.  Love love love love it. According to this news report in The Saratogian, the Malta Drive-In will host a flea market on select Saturdays in 2018.   It will start this coming May 12th, and then appear three more times during the summer.  There’s even an upcoming “Malta Flea” website. This, plus…

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The GLF Embroidery Project, Part 3

Yes, I’m still plowing through my GLF gunny sack embroidery project.  And I’ve gotten past most of the difficult parts of the project.  Yes, it took a couple of weeks to stitch up that GLF Quality logo of days past … but I’m making progress and that’s important. As you can see, I’ve completed the…

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The GLF Embroidery Project, Part 2

One of my current projects involves the upscaling of an old burlap gunny sack into a swank artwork.  Part 1 of this project can be found at this link. This burlap sack, originally used by GLF Grange exchange stores in rural upstate New York, had a very cool logo on the front – the letters…

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“And how would you like your soup cooked?”

A “mondegreen” is the unintentional mis-hearing of something into a different and unexpected (and often hilarious) new concept.  The best way to explain it is with this 1980’s vintage Maxell tape commercial, which takes the Desmond Dekker song “Israelites” and … well … tries to hear what the song is really about. I try not…

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The GLF Embroidery Project, Part 1

So I’ve been working on my “Trout Potatoes” burlap sack embroidery project for a while.  And I’ve discovered some things in my creation of same. And in those discoveries, I’ve realized that if I do this project again, I have to make this work more effectively.  In fact, I’m putting aside my plan to stitch…

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The Trout Potatoes Art Project – Part 1

While on my Washington State vacation last October, I stopped at a local antiques store.  I figured I’d kill some time at the antiques store, look at the furniture and the bric-a-brac … And look what I found. $25 later, this little treasure was in my suitcase for the long trip back to New York.…

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A walnut bowl and a bruised knuckle

As part of my efforts to learn something new in my life, I took a course yesterday in beginning wood turning.  You know, where you place a big chunk of wood on a lathe and chisel it until it becomes candlesticks or a vase or some artistic doodad. Figured I’d give it a try. And…

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Do you want to be a “target driver” this year?

As long-time readers of my blog will verify, I participate every year in a personal Thanksgiving holiday tradition.   On Thanksgiving morning, I’m at the Empire State Plaza with hundreds of other volunteer drivers, and we deliver Thanksgiving turkey dinners to needy families throughout the Capital District as part of the Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner tradition. It’s…

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