July 31, 2013

Twenty Five Years Ago

I woke up this morning we woke. "This time 25 years ago Janet and John brought us to the airport for our flight to honeymoon in Florida." I immediately thought that they're both gone from this earth now which was rather depressing. Bob Schneider "Come With Me Tonight" 2004

July 16, 2013

Times New Roman and the Louisville Times

We have less than two weeks left to clear out mother-in-law's condo. The place sold in less than two days by a cash buyer no less. We must be living right. A week ago we found a couple of pages of long ago defunct Louisville Times newspaper which featured photos of the devestation left by the April 3, 1974 tornado.

What I found more interesting were the ads.

Light-up your Party
with this mediterranean style Electrophonic
stereo bar   only $399


Electrophonic am-fm stereo phono 8-track player (hah!) 
only $199

Grand Opening Celebration At Devoe Paint
Come on out and win free prizes
  • color TV
  • 10 speed bike
  • free potholders (potholders would seal the deal for me)
  • balloons (whoopeeee!)
  • 500 rubber baseballs while they last
The average cost for a gallon of paint was six bucks...now a gallon of decent paint will cost thirty dollars or more.

Tornado victims! We will help our customers who suffered severe losses in the recent storms that struck Louisville

RCA XL-100 in a full door color console $599. 25" diagonal.       (If you lose everything in a tornado a TV will make everything all right especially when it's 600 bucks for a 25 inch screen)

Steely Dan   "Reelin' In The Years"   1972