Good Morning Speakies:
A Happy Hump Day to you all. Checking over my calendars I see today we celebrate the following observances:
Stupid Toy Day – That’s an idea let’s name some of our favorite stupid toys. I’ll start that one later today or tomorrow and maybe even old favorite toys we wanted at Christmas time.
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day – Let your imagination run wild on this one. Have some fun later.
Barney and Barbie Backlash Day – Got me there.
Boston Tea Party Day – One colonist heard saying, “Not the Lipton.”
Yesterday I was reading a blog by Tom Glover from Hamilton Township, NJ. His site is on my main page. Tom is a great writer for the local paper and a historian for the Hamilton Township, New Jersey Library. His posts are very interesting and if you are from that area or not please check his site out. Going back in history the way Tom presents it is great.
He had a post regarding New Year’s Eve 1936. It was a large advertisement from several bars, clubs and restaurants in Trenton, NJ featuring their New Year’s Eve menus. I was amazed at the prices of the dinners. With the Depression I still imagine that was a price to pay for the meals listed. I saw Chicken and Spaghetti dinners with all the fixings for 25 cents. We will never see those prices again. There was also an ad for the original Red Ryder BB Gun, really neat it looked just like the picture in the movie “A Christmas Story.” Well have a great day and I’ll be back with those stupid toys and also our favorite toys that we asked Santa for.