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May 06

Garage Treasures

Unlike the dainty hankies, aprons, and nylons I found in the house, the garage stuff that Joe is going through is rough, worn, and dare I say, dirty. I have acquired a new appreciation for acetone, which cuts the sticky grime coating on some of the items that were stashed away out there for decades.

Below are a few things that Joe recently uncovered in my parents’ garage.

The rusty remains of an old single-shot muzzle loading pistol:

The remains of a single-shot muzzle loading pistol.

What is left of a single-shot muzzle loading pistol.

An old pistol grip inscribed with an eagle holding four arrows:

Grip

My old Huffy Galaxy bicycle seat. That old bicycle was a turquoise beauty and I put many, many miles on it. However, this seat was not very comfortable and was put away when it was replaced with a softer model.

Huffy Galaxy Bicycle seat from the 1960s.

Huffy Galaxy Bicycle seat from the 1960s.

I assume the “H” on the underside of the seat stood for Huffy:

Huffy Galaxy Bicycle seat from the 1960s.

Huffy Galaxy Bicycle seat from the 1960s.

My old jump rope. I briefly considered using it again but immediately thought better of it.

Karen's old jump rope.

Karen’s old jump rope.

A box full of spoke wheel covers:

Box of wire wheel covers.

Box of wire wheel covers.

Some old Jacks:

A few old Jacks.

An old house sign. It looks like someone started to paint it but decided not to.

The Millers

The Millers

A metal container full of feathers that I never should have opened that windy day:

Container of feathers.

Container of feathers.

Feathers that never made it into the pillow.

3 comments

  1. Sondra Samples

    Fun stuff!

  2. Brian Brewster

    Some things can’t be in the class of “treasures”.

    1. Karen

      You got that right, Brian!

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