At the turn of the century…

It was common around the turn of the century (the 19th century, that is, for you Generation Z’s) to produce paperweights made of heavy glass with photographs glued to the bottom of the paperweight. Thus you can see the photograph through the paperweight.

Roadtirement Vintage store has a very nice paperweight with a photo for sale in our Etsy Store online. We do not know who is in the picture,¬† and if the building is a school or a church. If it’s a school, the picture is probably a teacher. If it’s a church, well then the picture is most likely the Pastor. We do know that it was made by Wilfred Smith and Co. of New York. Click here for the link to this listing on Etsy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will COVID-19 restraints end and safety return?

We and millions of others around the world are intimately aware of the terms shelter in place, isolation, quarantine, stay at home and social distancing. Trump and Pence and his experts are starting to hint about “re-opening” the country.

Our 2019 Highway 40 Yard Sale set-up

All of the Flea Markets and Shows we usually go to are closed due to COVID-19 mandates. One of our best is the annual Highway 40 Yard Sale which follows US 40 across the country. It is held in May.

Even if things are “open” in May, will it be safe for us to be out mixing at all with the public, no matter the conditions? Right now we are thinking we best not get out until there is a proven¬†treatment for this killer virus.

What information/news is going to be enough for you to get back to “normal” activities? Will we ever see BC normal again? (BC = before COVID-19)