Antiquing and some very heavy water.

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A recent antiquing day trip to search for a final alcoholic crate left me empty handed but did result in a few chuckles.

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Yum.

Not.

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I think I had one very similar to this when I was a kid.

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Bloomers.. complete with reinforced crotch. Who could ask for more?

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I’ve been looking for an old crank phone like this for the man cave. But this one didn’t crank and was missing parts … so for $350, I left it there.

And speaking of the man cave…

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I’ve started to migrate my vinyl out there, though there isn’t enough room in any one spot to line up the crates in a row.

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Guess they’ll have to be scattered here and there.

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And if you’re wondering what’s going on here, it’s the husband breaking his back trying to upend a vintage glass water bottle into the cooler. He’s collected the damn things for years and wants to replace all the plastic containers it came with.

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Prettier, but damn. They’re seriously heavy.

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28 thoughts on “Antiquing and some very heavy water.”

  1. Is that a Ka-Bar fighting knife on the table next to the coffee pods? When I saw “Heavy water” in the title, I thought you were referring to the dried eggs being reconstituted in one pound of water. Accurate enough, but a bit unusual. I was pretty sure deuterium was out of the question but it’s a crazy ass world. Thanks for keeping it interesting.

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  2. Well now I have heard everything. Water coolers in a man cave er barn. I do hope he is going to place WC Fields official warnings on that water cooler ! After all what is the point of having a man cave er barn with a bar and healthy libations if you are going to litter it with water coolers, dangerous water coolers I might add. Then again if you can find a Lost in Space robot to put next to the water cooler to deliver a loud verbal warning that might be humorous as long as you adjust the flailing arms so as not to interrupt the pool game…

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  3. Okay those Dried Whole Eggs are just disgusting. My grandfather was in the Army and he complained about the powered eggs while serving in WWII. But that has to be even worse, because they are “whole eggs” lol. Your vinyl collections looks great in those crates and I’m sure you can rearrange the man cave subtly so that the hubs won’t notice. Yes those glass water bottles are heavy. My mom has two in her storage shed and that’s where they’ll stay until someone decided to so something with them.

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    1. They served powdered whole eggs to us every morning in jail. The Sunday mornings they added cheddar cheese to the mixture they were almost edible. And if we were seen throwing the “eggs” away we got extra chores. It made for a lot of grumpy inmates.

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  4. … I think the Army bought three warehouses full of Keiths dried eggs, and served them through three wars .
    … It is difficult to see a set of undies with enough material in them to make a large sail, and think of them as “dainty’.
    … a friend of mine had around thirty of hand cranked phones that he rescued from the dump when the city put in a dialing switchboard. They were considered junk then. He’d be a rich man now if he still has them.
    … after the great war, Texas tested all the water wells in the state, and very few of them were safe for drinking, so most people had ‘bottled’ water. The state is littered in those two-ton jugs. The delivery men must have been very strong …

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    1. Husband says if he never sees another powdered egg it will be too soon. Some memories never fade…. that being said, he ate WWII MREs in Vietnam… so you’re probably right.

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