Though I was a little testy with wonderful bf earlier because he watched the Federer/ Roddick match without me, I have to give him all the credit for buying me this little gem:
We go to a lot of garage sales during the summer; our town is full of them. Though we rarely find anything of value, I still love finding treasure in other people's trash. This Beatles collectible card was for sale at a particularly weird garage sale, hosted by several neighboring houses. Bf bought it for me ($1, cause it was cut), and I prize it above a lot of other possessions. Isn't Paul's "answer" perfect?
(Also, it was Wendy's Beatles posts that inspired me to pick up the card in the first place!)
This brings me to another odd item, this time dug up at my grandma's church rummage sale. The annual sale usually brings me the mother load of vintage costume jewelry, including this charm bracelet:
It took me a year to finally look at it and track down it's history. When we first saw it, I loved the cryptic "Friend or Enemy" on what I thought was an old fashioned cabinet. I wore it more often then I wear most pieces of jewelry, and one day at work finally decided to track it down. Thank goodness for google and glasses. I finally noticed the text on the key: Tops Club Key to Success. Perhaps some weird cult? Well, I guess that depends on your definition of cult. Apparently I had been wearing a bracelet in support of the "Taking Off Pounds Sensibly" club, a little known weight loss non-profit described by Wikipedia:
TOPS originally formed in 1948 as a response to the need to assist overweight and obese people to lose weight by setting up a support group system. Over the years as more weight management problems such as bulimia and anorexia became widely recognized in medicine, TOPS expanded their scope to include all people with weight problems. They also created an incentive for club members who reach and maintain their weight at their goal level to stay in the club as KOPS (Keeps Off Pounds Sensibly) members -- giving them extra recognition to help encourage other members in the club.
Can you see now what the Friend or Enemy refers to?
Yes, folks, a fridge.