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I’ve uploaded a new profile picture of me among some favorite flowers along a path thru my flower least all that labor can have a reward! My original I’ve uploaded a new profile picture of me among some favorite flowers along a path thru my flower least all that labor can have a reward! My original profile picture is a long-lost object of my affection: a 14 karat gold Ladies’ Bulova wristwatch called Her Excellency, Model K, made in 1948. I made the picture of the watch on my dear mother’s wrist after I gave it to her in 2014. It had belonged to my aunt, then to me, then I gave it to my mother. I knew the watch would come back to me after my mom’s life was over, however, as it can happen with heirlooms, when the time came for me to reclaim the watch, it had vanished. I spent a year scouring web sites for a replacement, to no avail. The only information I have found is a print of a 1948 magazine ad for Bulova watches. The ad pictures the watch, identifies it by name and model letter, states: 21 jewels, yellow 14K gold but also available in white gold. Original price was $59.50. Research let me find out that Bulova made many variations to their watches and some variations were poorly documented or that information has been lost over the years. I actually grieved over the loss of the watch but researching it is what lead me to CW and gave me plenty of other items to think about! I recently retired after a long career as an RN. Now I stay busy with dollhouses and flowers, mainly. (Read more)


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Halloween Fun Stuff - Advertisingin Advertising
Along my garden path 
Trade Token worth 5 cents at Morton Bend Store  - US Coinsin US Coins
102d Infantry Division - The Ozark Division- Commemorative Map of World War II action. - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Cast Iron cookware item.  Purpose?  Meaning of symbols, numbes on back? - Kitchenin Kitchen
Egyptian beaded scarab necklace from 1993 - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Egyptian beaded necklace from 1993 - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Automobile gasoline tank cap?  What car?  What year? - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
Vintage Glove Rings - Accessoriesin Accessories
Tiny Griswold cast iron waffle maker - Kitchenin Kitchen


  1. I love what you have done with your cedar!! I have several very nice cedar logs from trees blown over by a tornado and oak logs from trees that I had cut down but, so far,I haven’t found anyone who c...
  2. You must be quite a sight rolling down the road heading home!
  3. That is precious!
  4. If you are posting from your phone, edit your pictures - doesn’t really matter what you edit about them- anything will do, then include them in the post you are creating and they will show up oriented...
  5. You must be having a ball, traveling all over the country, creating memories and saving history.... Thanks for sharing!
  6. I wonder how many ties were gifted to men who never even removed them from the box? Ties usually have a tag sewn on to the back side of the tie. Have you looked there?
  7. What a great design to keep a few things handy, whether sewing by hand or feeding a baby. I love it!
  8. You are lucky...many times the attachments are rusted, if they are there at all. On the left center row, those are all hem turners or hem attachments. If you feed the fabric to be hemmed into it ini...
  9. Beautiful story and beautiful kitty!
  10. I thought they looked like items from India. Oil lamps and feathers wouldn’t go together very well. :-)
  11. Good thing you stopped and asked! Nice rescue of perfectly good stuff!
  12. At that price, I’m surprised you didn’t have to pay for handling it! ;^D
  13. I love the colors in your foo dogs! The colors take away some of that fierce look - these, I could give a pat on the head. :-)
  14. Fortapache, I appreciate that! Thank you! Newfld, I’m so glad you like the garden! Thanks! Broochman, Thank you for prompting me to post this little garden. The castor beans are some of my fa...
  15. Why don’t you just have it professionally cleaned? You could refinish those scuffed up legs yourself. I really like it.
  16. Maybe if you check the back, you will be lucky enough to find more info on who made it and when. I know if I had made it, I would have tucked a note in the back or would have written some info on bac...
  17. The looks like crewel embroidery, not knitting. Someone did a beautiful job. It looks like something has been spilled on it. Get a professional opinion on haw to clean it because the yarn is usual...
  18. I have a few Haeger pieces myself and love them all!
  19. Broochman, you brought a smile to my face with your wonderful compliment! Thank you!
  20. Thanks for posting! Fantastic history of horrific times. I read an account of the fabulous brooch and it’s secret presentation not too long ago. Yougottahavestuff, that’s great family history; it...
  21. If I owned “the duck”, I would have to take up boiling some clothes in my kitchen stove, just for the fun of using “the duck”!
  22. P.S.—you would have to trim the feathers way down so you just retain the fabulous distal end.
  23. Someone just gave me a big bunch of peacock tail feathers. I used my blue umbrella stand as a “vase” so I could display them like a bouquet. The way your peacock’s tail has the moveable part with ...
  24. I’m sending a love because it’s still beautiful, broken or not.
  25. I made a set of those with the red solo cups. The glass candle holders came from the dollar store. I now have a more “upscale” version made with a pint mason jar instead of the red solo cup. ...
  26. Maybe a humidifier inside a box of tobacco products??
  27. I was looking earlier than that, with just a Google search. I didn’t know “” existed. I have 2-3 more tokens so I’ll be heading to that site soon.
  28. This looks like it was originally meant to be a bottle since the pig’s snout could have held a cork or had a cap. The coin slot looks like it was cut and the bottle turned into a piggy bank secondari...
  29. I’m just going to toss out a guess here: I’m thinking this could have held some aromatic substance. The device could have been worn on a band or ribbon around the neck like a pendant so the wearer co...
  30. Whatever it held, it looks like a little bit would have gone a long way since it's so small. Very interesting!
  31. Thank you for all that info! The obituaries were touching with a father and son dying young and within months of each other—they we the son and grandson of the Mr Clemones who owned Morton Bend Store...
  32. Thanks for all the Loves Bobby725 Keramikos Fortapache Jscotto363 Newfld Brunswick A special thank you to Keramikos for solving the mystery!!
  33. Golgatha, Lol, hmmm....not in this case!
  34. That table in picture 2 was just the work table....after it was built, I moved it to a table I made and covered with green “grass” used for model railroads and such.
  35. Fhrjr2, I have the steps but decided not to install them because they would have projected out about 4” which would have crowded the table. I needed every inch of space to be able to get the house, A...
  36. I meant to “love “ it also, just forgot to do that in all my imagining scenarios I could have played out, if the truck had been mine a few decades ago!
  37. Thank you! I’ll be watching for that dollhouse.
  38. I love cemeteries like that! The iron fence and obviously lovingly maintained graves. I just did an extremely slow drive thru a very old cemetery yesterday, looking at the lovely monuments, and rows...
  39. Correction: it was the son of the store owner that my dad was close to in age. All this new info from Keramikos calls for more digging!
  40. Keramikos!! You are a wizard at coming thru with info!! And this amazes me: The town and county are within 20 miles of where I live now. I’ve never heard of Morton Bend but I know exactly where Ca...
  41. Do you think it was a livestock truck or prison inmate transport truck? imagination could have run in all directions if I had owned this truck as a kid. :^D Sorry I can’t help with findi...
  42. AO, just found your “ugly penny” post from years ago. I hope all those vexing issues are gone from your life now and all is positive. I enjoyed the post and, most of all, your sense of humor!
  43. The egg timer feature is just something I would never have guessed....I’m glad you explained it.
  44. Thanks for addressing my question....I kept scrutinizing the photos, trying to imagine how useful the u-shaped decor pieces would be if they could be placed horizontal rather than vertical whenever th...
  45. Gnat, thank you for the compliment! So glad you enjoyed. I hope you will build a dollhouse for all your furniture.
  46. That was a very interesting article. I need to read more about the merchants having their own coins made; I have a “trade token” that was good for 5 cents at the Morton Bend Store (no town listed). ...
  47. That’s so cool!
  48. My life seems so sedate now in comparison to those years. I consider those my “adventure years”.
  49. It also made me think of the sea bed—Golden coral polyps and beautiful gleaming pearl with shades of ocean water blues. Pretty!
  50. The metal work on top surface makes me think of honeycomb and drops of honey. Lovely ring!
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