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Monday, February 1, 2010

looking forward


About this time of year motorcyclists start to go a bit stir crazy until a few swap meets show up on the winter calendar to help them 'maintain' until the riding season starts. That is usually April in Minnesota, with any luck. Sunday I went with Dave to a [mostly] Harley swap meet in Anoka. Since we don't ride a Harley it seemed odd to be poking around the parts for sale, but. . .I did find some red--boxes full of various painted parts. And with a little deeper digging I found two old readers circa 1944 once used in the Minneapolis school system for sale at a booth best described as 'eclectic.'
More reds can be found at Ruby Tuesday. Happy February!

16 comments:

Carletta said...

Men seem to love old parts whether or not it's something they can use. :)
I would have bought those old books for sure.
Have a great Ruby Tuesday!

ellen b said...

You found some great ruby. I love to thumb through old books like those...

Ralph said...

I only have been to MN a few times as an adult - the Twin Cities, MSP, Big Stony Lake and Park Rapids. But only in the Summer! I would think that after the Winter on the plains, the inhabitants are ready to enjoy the outdoors ASAP - hence the motorcycle fenders. Restore in the Winter and ride in the Summer? It seems, but at any swap meet or flea market, there are many treasures to yet be unearthed. That reader with the helicopter is outstanding, their view of the future...

Manang Kim said...

The second picture I thought they are bangles hehe very colorful that's why! Thanks for sharing!

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Snap said...

Looks like fun and you knew I'd love the old readers! :D :D :D

Leora said...

Those old readers really caught my eye. Especially Looking Forward - there is a famous book by Edward Bellamy called Looking Backward.

Jama said...

You found lot of red treasures there!

Pietro said...

Noni, I never buy them but I like those car/motorcycle parts: they are so attractive to me!
Very fine post for Ruby Tuesday!

i beati said...

a little surprise - love it sanyd

Marice said...

same with Manang KIm, I thought those are bangles! cool! :)


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maryt/theteach said...

Fun thing poking around at a swap meet, even if it is for motorcycle fenders! :) Happy Ruby Tuesday! Thanks for participating, Noni! :)

Daryl said...

what wonderful finds .. even if they were only for pix!

Kerri said...

Great finds!!

Patti said...

I like the rubies you managed to find at the swap meet, especially the old readers.

I am laughing at Carletta's comment. Men seem to like to look at those old parts even if they don't need them. ;-)

Happy belated Ruby Tuesday ~

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting titles on the old readers. I bet the illustrations are charming too.

Nishant said...

I love to thumb through old books like those...

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