Archive | November 3, 2019

I Got The World’s SMALLEST, Certified, Bottle Of Scotch Whisky To Cut Back On My Dipsomania.

by Anura Guruge



I found this at the ‘North Barnstead Congregational Church’ 2019 Fair yesterday. I had to get it.

Yes, it is already GONE. What did YOU expect?

Not sure it will help me with my dipsomania. I am sure I am far, far gone.

I should have found these bottles 40-years ago when I was descending into my fondness for Scotch and used to have whisky with my corn flakes.

Here is to YOU. CHEERS.


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My Friend, Craigie Mc., From Halifax (England) Helps Us Kickoff The ‘Red Poppy’ 2019 Tributes.

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From ‘Wear Your Poppy With Pride’ (I think … per Facebook).


From ‘Once, We Were Soldiers’ (I think, per Facebook).


Thank you, Craigie. It was time I got going. Only a week left to ‘Remembrance Day‘ 2019.

Over the last few years I have done a fair amount to educate folks, especially in the U.S., on the ‘Red Poppy‘ significance and our British tradition of ‘Poppy Day‘ — on November 11th each year.

This tutorial, by the ‘mothership’, so to speak, will help.



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The ‘Treasures’ We Bought Or Won (At Auction) At The ‘North Barnstead Congregational Church’ 2019 Fair.

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Unless they have had the misfortune to have been to our house when we tell folks that we just do NOT have any room in the house for new stuff. We really are out of wall space and there just isn’t enough room left though this is not exactly a ultra-small dwelling in that we do have 4-stories of finished living space with around 3,400 sq. ft.

There are, however, somethings that we really can’t walk away from. Some call out to us by name.

IF you study what we did get there is method to the madness. DEFINITE, inescapable overseas motiff. I know where most things come from.

We both wanted the Chinese dragon mask. We have a number of Asian wooden masks and I am very partial to to Chinese dragon masks.

Also a RIOT that we, and you can’t get more heathen than the two of us, both wanted the Madonna and child painting! As soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to get it. Yes, it is Chinese. That nobody else outbid us must tell a tale.

Had to get the ‘Seabiscuit’ ‘Saratoga’ mug. We have been to the racetrack & museum at Saratoga and I am a huge fan of ‘Seabiscuit’.

I, just for the record, collect ‘Coca-Cola‘ memorabilia AND pigs — though of late, ONLY v. special ones.

I knew, without looking, that the BULL was from Spain and was worth getting.

Oh … THE INSULATOR. I collect OLD electrical memorabilia as well.

SMILE.

Haven’t found homes for all, but we will try.

SMILE.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — November 3, 2019.

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A study in red by Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


The also rans:







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We Won An Halloween-Themed Hamper At The ‘North Barnstead Congregational Church’ 2019 Fair.

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They were raffling off quite a few hampers. This, however, was the only one I wanted and as luck would have it, it was the only one we won. Given that it was Halloween themed and all, my adoptive father’s favorite saying about I could still be very true: “The devil takes very good care of his own“. I love that saying.

This hamper was not for I. I just knew someone who would love it and she did. So, that was good.

We won a bunch of stuff in silent auctions too, though we didn’t win as many as we lost. That is ‘OK’ too. We spent a fair amount at this fair as it was.

More pictures tomorrow.


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