I found all these small things on Thursday evening. Check it out!
A little bottle of Cognac. I’ve found a few of these bottles in the same place now (St Urbain across from Clermont). One was Whiskey (Jamesons), which I shared with a friend. Another was Gin (Beefeater) which another friend drank. We’re all still quite alive, so this one will disappear sooner rather than later.
Another bottle, this one empty. It says that it was “Bottled Exclusively for Air Canada.” Nothing like a little scotch to make that flight go a little smoother.
I found a couple of old dixie cups which were still in pretty good shape. I mean, I wouldn’t drink out of them, but maybe someone could put pencils in them or something.
I like how they teach good lessons as well. The first taught us not to fantasize about women while working a job that requires attention to detail. The other teaches us not to take anything for granted.
I figured that the second image of the guy walking into an open elevator might have been based on some sort of historical fact. I did some research and found this list. Number 8 on the list is Isaac Jordan, a US congressman at the time, who fell to his death by walking into an open elevator shaft. In the words of the blogger:
“Jordan paused at the elevator entrance and turned to greet a friend. As he was conversing with his friend with his back to the elevator door, he did not notice the elevator had ascended to the floor above with the door still partly open. With a quick movement, and still facing his friend, he stepped into the open elevator shaft and fell to his death.”
Watch those elevators people! And don’t take anything for granted.
An old coin from war-time Netherlands. Not super valuable or anything, but a cool find nonetheless. I’ll probably give it to a coin collecting friend.
A tobacco tin full mostly of safety pins and sewing needles.
I found this cute little doohickey. I figured it was to put on spoons so that babies would enjoy eating baby food more.
From the baby’s (or whoever else’s) perspective. Fun stuff!
I got tons of Scholastic money. I wonder what the conversion to the Dollar is like. Should probably look that up before bathing it in. Anyone know what this was for?
More odd looking currently.
I love these animal cards. They’re marked as being from 1966, and apparently came free in Red Rose and Blue Ribbon tea. Red Rose is still around, but I’ve never seen Blue Ribbon. Does anyone remember that?
These looks like some old movie star collecting cards. I don’t really know anyone here outside of John Wayne, and maybe Bonzo though I might just be confusing him with another chimp. A kid signed her name on the back of each. It’s interesting that each card and each actor is associated with only one company (Universal, MGM, R.P. etc). Were actors and actresses contractually bound to only work for one company in those days? Lots of questions today eh?
A magazine put out by Bell Telephone Co. from 1963. Apparently Bell employees were up to pretty heroic deeds!
A pretty cool package. I think there are sugar cubes in there.
Some “Evening in Paris” cologne and perfume. The bottles are still full and have a good kick to them. From a Google search it seems like a pretty classic and somewhat collectible scent.
An unused birthday card.
A drawing I found amongst the stuff.
An old Humpty Dumpty potato chip container. It’s pretty clean, so I’m guessing it just held a big bag of chips.
That’s all for now. I still owe you some pictures of stuff from a while back. Check in tomorrow, maybe?