November 10, 2012
Found in a box of old newspapers, magazines and naval flags (?) given to me when my grandparents’ house was sold and emptied out: a London Free Press special supplement chronicling the massive blizzard that began on January 26, 1971 and raged for six days before people were finally able to get outdoors to begin digging out. Hundreds of cars were completely buried on the highway and kids were trapped in their schools. The area hit was (and still is) mostly rural and the people there are used to their fair share of snow, so they don’t call in the Canadian Forces for nothing (it’s not Toronto) (low blow?).
Below are a few images from the booklet. You can see scans of the whole thing in this flickr set.
Posted by jodi on November 10, 2012 at 7.27pm
September 28, 2012
A piece of the triforce?
Posted by jodi on September 28, 2012 at 1.56pm
March 28, 2012
This lovely, orphaned inner sleeve was found in the record bins at The Thrift Store Formerly Known as Potter’s House, in Athens, Georgia. Being close to downtown in a college town full of music geeks and hipsters, the records here are always pretty picked over, and this day there was nothing we’d even consider buying (plus there were tons of sleeves with no records, tons of records with no sleeves, and much mildew and water damage: why do thrift stores put that stuff out at all?). So I was unable to slip this sleeve inside another record and bring it home, and had to be content with taking a photo. But check out these seven groovy gifts! A mobile with pictures of your favourite Motown artists with attractive Op Art designs on the back? Yes, please.
Posted by jodi on March 28, 2012 at 2.13pm
March 9, 2012
Uh-huh that’s what I said.
Posted by jodi on March 9, 2012 at 8.55pm
November 17, 2011
I’m sitting at the table cutting pictures out of old children’s encyclopædias and sorting them into 3 sandwich bag categories: dudes and ladies; animals; birds and bugs (because don’t ask), and tucked into one of the books was this adorable photo of some young cadets falling asleep on a bus trip:
The badge says “Royal Canadian Air Cadets 535 Leamington” (the book it was found in came from a yard sale in Leamington, Ontario). Somebody printed this themselves: the negative was scratched and dirty, the image is all crooked on the paper, and there are two little claw marks from where it was hung up to dry.
Posted by jodi on November 17, 2011 at 10.55am
June 15, 2011
Moles eat: insects and worms.
During the day time they hide in: cracks in rocks, under logs, or leaves.
Found tucked inside an old Golden Book Encyclopedia that I was cutting up for bookbinding. Nostalgia dictates hanging onto any note I find that’s written on ditto paper, partly because it’s such a dreamy purple hued piece of printmaking history, and partly because the spirit duplicator was my generation’s first high.
Posted by jodi on June 15, 2011 at 7.22am
March 18, 2011
Peter found this useful little object while spring cleaning some hard-to-get-to spots in the kitchen last weekend. It’s a miniature pink adjustable wrench with the words “LOVE ME” on the side and a rusty old jingle bell attached to the handle. It’s the strangest piece of Barbage we’ve found in a long time, and proof that after almost eight years there are still some crevices in this house we haven’t ventured into yet. Is that gross?
*”Barbage” is the term applied to all items left behind in our house by the previous owner, a single mom with five teenagers (including a set of triplets). Her name was Barb. That was obvious, probably.
Posted by jodi on March 18, 2011 at 11.24am
February 18, 2010
Posted by jodi on February 18, 2010 at 10.06pm