I left Alaska for a few days to visit my son in Idaho.
I was on my way to watch him run at a track meet
at the University of Washington when I noticed a sign that said,
Since I was early and almost at the University
I decided to stop and see what they had for sale.
This is where I found
"Deary Dot and the Squee"
A really sweet children's book that caught my eye.
I love all the illustrations!
It's super cute!
I examined it a little closer after I bought it for 2 dollars and found out
that its a first edition that was printed in 1916.
I was thinking maybe it would make great framed pictures...
but then I found out it is really rare...
so I will have to keep it intact.
The book has a great little story that's
written in a poem style.
So what's a Squee? It turns out to be a green underwater monster
that wants to have the little girl for dinner!!
She of course gets away with the help of a flying fish.
I found this Alaskan license plate at the estate sale.
Why buy a license plate? Well, this one has extra special
meaning to it. You see 1964 was the year of one of what many long time Alaskans refer to as the "Good Friday Earthquake" I was a small child living in Anchorage when that quake struck. I will never
forget that day. That was one of the longest days of my life.
I am very thankful that I didn't want a Easter Dress! My mother wanted to buy me a new dress, but
I said I didn't need one. Since then I have never wanted a Easter dress. The Penny's building was
totally destroyed and part of girls children section fell into the street.
We had after shocks all night long...it was just like being in a boat out at sea.
come in all sizes and shapes
license plate :o)
Another little treasure I found at an antique store was this little duck shaped bowl.
And a tiny paper box. Even though it's stained I still love it.
One can always find a way to use a little box.
A soft blue bowl....no second thoughts on this....
it will make a great soap dish.