The treasure, or useless crap depending on your point of view.

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After a verrrrry long day at the antique mall from Hell my husband came home with relatively little in the way of treasure.

I was all for buying an antique wall phone to hang in the man cave and a vintage steamer trunk to use as a coffee table, but no. He wanted none of that.

His final purchases?

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An old wooden egg crate. Do we have egg laying chickens? No.

Moving on…

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The seven pieces of ephemera it took him two and a half hours to find.

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Did we need this classically decorated snake oil salesman’s card that claims to cure cholera?

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I think not, but we own it anyway.

Since my barn phone and steamer trunk were vetoed, I only came home with a handful of vinyl.

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Though one of my selections has a specific purpose.

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My husband went to Woodstock. The largest, greatest rock and roll event in history… he was there on day one.

For about half an hour. He walked around, didn’t like what he saw, and left. (If I had known this before we got married, it would have been a deal breaker.)

So because he turned his back on that once in a lifetime experience …. and kept me in that often cold and dark chicken barn antique mall all damned day…. I bought the original Woodstock album and will force him to listen to it. Over and over again, while I slaughter him in Scrabble.

It only seems fair.

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45 thoughts on “The treasure, or useless crap depending on your point of view.”

  1. The Bluesbreakers is a treasure. But The Animals, their first North American album release, is a masterpiece. (Can you believe the record company thought some of their music was too raunchy to be distributed here!) Hubby hated Woodstock? After all the trouble of getting there? Ooooh, I do feel sorry for him. Living in backwater Winnipeg we never heard about it till it was over–one of the biggest tragedies of my youthful life! I would have traded places with him without a thought.
    Balsam for cholera, eh? The cure sounds worse than the cause.

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    1. My husband has always been virulently anti drugs, even in his younger days. And there was way too much of that being passed around for him to have a good time. It’s a good thing I’d given all that up right before we met. 😉

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      1. I gave drugs up too, in 1969. But not because I thought they were bad, just bad for me. And that included alcohol. It eventually led me to becoming an addictions counsellor. The jump from social user to addict is but a razor blade away. And it’s been even worse in the past two years. Just my thoughts.

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  2. What!?!? He went to Woodstock and DIDN’T LIKE IT?? My parents were asked if they wanted to go by one of my uncles, but the said no because they weren’t into that “kind” of music. When my uncle told me about this is was….appalled. If I ask my mom now about Woodstock her response? “What’s that?”…….FML….🙄. So play away my friend, play the vinyl away nostalgic! 👍😁😝

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  3. Speaking of would-be deal breakers, my future wife never told me that she married me because she thought I was rich, handsome and super-intelligent. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.

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  4. I inherited “Woodstock” on vinyl from my dad. Well, inherited is a strong word, as he’s alive and well. More like, I took it from his collection because he no longer has a record player. Anyhoo…I have a huge fascination with the festival and like to think if I were old enough to attend, I’d have gone. (I was four months. Not quite into Country Joe & The Fish yet.)

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  5. Everyone wishes they could have been at Woodstock – that and the egg crate are enough to get him looked at! Anyway, there seems to be a bit of a theme for a lot of his collection of …stuff, i.e. ‘How things were done.’ Now to stop him purchasing more, he could get busy curating, which could involve attending exhibitions – which is not so good for you, but generally he can’t buy stuff there. I went and found this for you, which is for art, but quite detailed in parts. Beyond your needs, but relevant in parts and could be something to keep him occupied with what he has rather than purchasing more. Alternatively, maybe he wants to get back into selling at the markets? Great atmosphere and still keeps him busy for retirement? https://visualarts.net.au/media/uploads/files/Curatorial_Toolkit.pdf

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    1. The problem is… for my husband, the thrill is in the hunt. He loves finding things, but could care less what happens to them once he brings them home. Sigh…

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