I’m living on the edge of reason around here while remodeling is going on. With everything out of place, I needed at least one corner where I could bring order out of chaos. I found two drawers in the “bar” cabinet (doesn’t every 1970’s suburban house have one?) that hadn’t been visited in a long time. Here’s my most important find — as you can see, it’s a bit bunged up, I’m assuming from past use.
Panic button, also needed for Earth-evacuation in a ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ scenario. Oh wait, maybe that was “Don’t Panic”, much harder to do.
As for a list of finds, here goes —
9 wine-bottle corks. I gave away the wine, so that makes these how old?
12 clip-on flashing lights like we used a decade ago when walking at 0-dark-thirty in the morning.
3 can openers, 4 sleek mid-century-looking bottle openers, 6 can/bottle openers of the kind that were once called “Church-keys”, including a cute little folding one, and 7 corkscrews (4 I didn’t even know what were at first).
5 screwdrivers… now that I think of it, very appropriate for a bar area, at least in a bad-pun sort of way. Also 5 more pairs of scissors, and many little oddities. Here’s my favorite oddity…
It took only a little surfing to find out that bottles of ‘Celebrator Doppelbock’ come with these ornaments on the neck. Bob loved his German beer, so it’s good to think that he once enjoyed the bottle this came from. Oh, and apparently bock means ‘goat’ as well as a type of beer, so mystery solved.
Also on the subject of German beer – more of Bob’s coaster collection – pretty, yes?
And my nomination for the award for Most Out of Place — a fossil remnant from a past Gem and Mineral Show …
Exogyra Cretaceous, Texas
And here’s the obligatory drawer-explosion photo, a partial-view, after throw-aways —
Do you have any cabinets that need exploding?
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