Archive | June 2, 2018

Rotary Phone Shaped AT&T Tiepin From The 1960s.

by Anura Guruge

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Today was the ‘Town Wide Yard Sale‘ day in Alton, NH. We went to a few places just out of curiosity. Saw this tiepin. Asked the lady about it. It belonger to her dad who worked for AT&T. I was surprised she was selling it and told her that she should keep it. She was not interested. So, I bought it. She gave me a total of 5 pieces, two tiepins, one masonic medal and some jewelry, for $3. These yard sales are amazing.


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Taking Selfies My Way — Part XXVIII; Alton ‘Estate Sales’ — June, 2018.

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Today was our ‘Town Wide Yard Sale‘ day. Though we really didn’t want (or need) anything we decided to hit a few places mainly out of nostalgia given that we used to be avid yard sale pickers a few years ago.

This year there were two huge ‘Estate Sales’ taking place too — one associated with somebody we knew. These two pictures were taken at these two Estate Sales; one at each.

The mirror I used in the second picture was old and mottled. It gave the picture an interesting ‘sheen’. The other mirror was new and spotless. Couldn’t resist. Had to be quick. The places were packed and buzzing.

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James Michener’s Claim, In “The Covenant”, That Bushman Had Permanent Erections Irks Me.

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The ‘Tsodilo Hills’ cave paintings in Botswana.
The basis for this claim.

Others have fretted about this too …

NO. It is NOT penile (or erection) envy! I will get to that ‘shortly’ — and as you will see I, if anything, should be one to believe this claim.

So, why does it irk me. Because it is NOT truly substantiated. The cave paintings only show them when they are CELEBRATING after an hunt (or participating in a hunt).

Michener prides in the huge amount of research he does, the experts he collaborates with. With ‘The Covenant‘ he ‘coerced’ a South African journalist to read the book SEVEN (7) times — sometimes the two of them together, reading out ALOUD. With that type of investment and commitment … he still makes such a claim.

I do NOT buy permanent erections.

I am willing to concede semi-erect ‘chubbies’ for prolonged periods of time. But, that is not a permanent erection.

So, here is why this had nothing to do with penile envy.

In my late-teens into my early 20s, I walked around most days with a ‘chubby’! In those days and for many decades later, I could get an erection on demand — without pills or mechanical aids. Remember, I have always advocated ‘An “O” a Day‘ and that requires a steady supply of erections! So, this is kind of personal.

The current consensus is that permanent erections could not have been real. But, it is possible that they had permanent chubbies and could get an erection with ease.

Well, I had to vent. This bothered me when I read it. I am, of course, enjoying the book, BUT this was definitely a blot.

The ‘Michener Corner’ in my study.
Separate from all the other books.

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