Monday, September 4, 2006

things for sale

You can find all sorts of old, rusty tractor parts for sale at Old Threshers' Reunion.  Cliff and I used to be on the lookout for certain things, a  hood or a steering wheel or such, back when we were much more interested in restoring old tractors than we are now.  Since we're no longer in the market for things along these lines, it isn't as much fun to browse the "junk".

I like to get away from Cliff and take my time looking at the old dolls, dishes, post cards, coins, and such that venders are selling.  I'll always see some item or other that takes me back to my childhood.  "Mother had one just like that," I'll say to myself.

Then there are people making wooden signs to hang on your camper, and logs with your name carved into them for your yard, and rocks with your name engraved.

And the Old Threshers' T-Shirts and souvenirs. 

And real Indians (I thought) selling wooden Indian flutes which a handsome brave was playing fluently; you could also buy a CD of his lovely music.  Trouble is, when I bought a T-shirt from them, I realized what Cliff had told me was correct:  They were Hispanics masquerading as Native Americans.



lanurseprn said...

I would have enjoyed browsing the antique stores.  I think it's disgraceful that the Hispanics pose as Native Americans.  They ought to be ashamed.

madcobug said...

Those pictures are very interesting especially of all those old antiques. I would have enjoyed browsing in those places. It was terrible for those people to be masquerading as Native Americans. Helen

woodmotorsports said...

Were those guys dressed as indians? I've seen them several times at the "cottin pickin' country fair" down here, but never thought they were trying to act like indians. I think they are actually from Guatemala or something like that.

marainey1 said...

We have those boys areound here with the flutes too--supposedly from Peru - Indians from South America.  Beautiful music regardless.  I love to listen to it, but haven 't bought any CD's.  I'd be like you...leaving Cliff behind for the other vendors.  'On Ya' - ma

magran42 said...

Doesn't any of it look like junk to me...I've been brainwashed !  I want the dish with the egg on top.  Hey, I just WANT TO GO to one of these things.

plieck30 said...

Isn't it fun to look at the price of things that you remember your mama useing so many years ago? Paula