Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ah, the Sunday Papers

In addition to the two Sunday crosswords, I particularly enjoy the Travel sections.  Sundays are lazy around here (and let's not discuss the rest of the week at this time) and it's fun to read of unlikely destinations or unusual sights to see. 

Cases in point - The Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA, has an exhibit that is mounted inside the public restrooms - WHAT? - because it's a series of wall-mounted drawings/cartoons of how passengers on ships coped with not having flush toilets - or even toilet paper, for that matter.  It's called "A Head of Its Time - You Have to Go to See It!"

The Historical Museum of Wisconsin is having a timely exhibit - aluminum Christmas trees, brought back from the late 50's and early '60s.   They were popular long before "green" came our way and it wouldn't be surprising if they made a comeback for the simple reason that they can be used over and over again.   The most popular brand was "Evergleam" and retailed at $25.

Either one of these would be great conversation stoppers - "Well, when I was at the..."  You could dine out for quite a long while. 

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