Odd Yard Sale Finds


February 2018

Take a letter, Alfred

I’m not sure if Bruce Wayne aka Batman ever dictated a letter to his manservant, Alfred, but if he had, what better instrument for a “Bat Letter” than the “Bat Wing,” this early 1900s Oliver typewriter!

I was in the 7th grade when Batman debuted on television in 1966. It was stupid, dumb, and corny, and the country loved it! It was so popular that it aired two nights a week on ABC, and it’s theme song became an immediate hit too!

Cue the Music!

These colorful pins look to date to the simpler times of the 1950s or 1960s, when people could be wowed by something they had never seen before. Now, with the advent of social media, the internet, and countless TV stations covering almost every possible event on the planet, much of what was a WOW then, is nothing special now. Back then, I am sure the attendees of the Florida Citrus Ski Show supplied the requisite number of oohs and aahs in response to the watery performances.

Here’s a period look at some Not Ready for Prime Time Players of the water ski world, complete with the schmaltzy music that screams out 1960s’ video.

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