September 19, 2023
Our Hellraisers history talk at the Butterfly Museum in Greer last Saturday was a roaring success and some of that success no doubt came from this zany, roadside teaser.
Jugs Iced Free Headgear
In case you didn't know, I used to ice jugs for a living. Actually "living" is a tad strong, I was only 12 and worked in my dad's gas station for tips. And I was on the scene in 1959 when Hollywood showed up in Kingman to film a movie using my dad's gas station, among other local businesses.
So, out of the blue, Dan The Man came up with this cap design.
I think I have to have one. Thanks Dan!
Meanwhile, me and Uno have gotten the morning walk routine down in Greer.
And, I am intrigued by the lone cabin on the hillside that survived a terrible fire that raged through here several years ago.
The Lone Cabin That Survived
The Fire & The Dog Who Doesn't Care
Not sure how that cabin survived the carnage, but it did.
The Hand Me Down
Ten years ago this October we attended a wedding in northern California and while there I bought a used sweatshirt in a thrift store to ward off the cool nights. I underestimated how cool it was going to be on the Pacific coastal area. Here I am wearing that sweatshirt while holding my grandson Weston in a small farming town west of Yreka.
And, here I am today, in Greer, wearing the same, used sweatshirt.
Is it because I am a cheapskate? Or, is it because I am sentimental? Or is it just soft and endearing to me?
"Human beings have a strong, dramatic instinct toward binary thinking, a basic urge to divide things into two distinct groups, with nothing but an empty gap in between. We love to dichotomize, good versus bad, heroes versus villians. My country versus the rest. Dividing the world into two distinct sides is simple and intuitive, and also dramatic because it implies conflict, and we do it without thinking, all the time."