"Cool - it's 10:56 here - was having trouble w/the 'puter but fixed it and I'll post a pic Saturday! Thanks Rita and Frank - I'm enjoying collecting, including "collecting" some newfound friends, lol!"
"Thanks Frank! Well, at least I only paid $2 for it! Interesting how you can find something in the South that you think is unique only to discover that in the East it was quite common! Ah, the joys of collecting, however small the objet desire might…"
"I just bought a "Weather Church." It's postcard size and is known as a hygroscope. It states on the front:
This church has roof and steeple BLUE
When skies are fair and clouds are few;
Their color turns to PINK, you'll see,
I love collecting things because it also serves as a teaching tool. Every time I collect something, it leads me on treasure hunts, detective forays and helps me to learn more about this vast world (and it's wonderful stories) of ours. I love music of almost all kinds, art, nature and nature photography, children, animals, writing, poetry, crossword puzzles and of course, adventure of all kinds. However, I don't like these little "about me" things and if I sound a little dull in my description, I apologize. Writing about myself is not one of my fave things to do and I am most creative with everything else other than describing me!
Yep, Madam B, the space consideration thing does rear its ugly head from time to time. So does the money thing. Luckily, a lot of ephemera (what I collect anyway) can be preserved and stored in binders or scrapbooks and shelved without hogging too much space. Of course, some of it gets displayed. But it takes up a lot less room than a collection of say... pottery or antique decoys or signed footballs. Sorry to hear about the sinus woes. I have a long-suffering history of sinus/allergy problems (probably allergic to paper!), so I can sympathize with you. Hope you're feeling better soon and can enjoy the holidays.
Thanks for inviting me to be a friend on your site. Looks like our interests are similar--they're all over the place! The hunting, collecting, and research is never ending isn't it?. There's always something old that's new out there.
Welcome to the community. It is true, those of us who collect also make some of the best researchers and historians. I love your profile photo, is that from an old postcard? I am looking forward to hearing more from you and about your collections. I would have to disagree with you on one point though, I think you described yourself wonderfully.