Friday, May 18, 2012

Hip to Be Square

A few weekends ago Janet and I headed over to Springfield for their monthly antique show.  We were particularly eager to go this time, since the weather in Ohio has been unusually nice this spring and this is the first indoor/outdoor show.  But, as we say around here, if you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes. . . in this case, we went the opposite direction, and after a few sunny days in the 70s, the day of the show was 45 frickin' degrees and raining.  Those outdoor dealers that hadn't already packed up and headed home by 10 in the morning were soggy and in a foul mood, standing next to displays that were either covered with tarps or simply left out to soak up the charm of springtime in Ohio.

So, the enormous crowd ended up cramming into the couple small buildings, inside which the pickings were dry and the dealers were in a much better mood. 

I don't know what it is about the Springfield show . . . I always find great stuff, but it's usually not pencils.  In fact, it's usually stuff that's almost pencils, and this time was no exception.  In a dollar box I turned this up . . .

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