Saturday, April 04, 2009


I'm away from my computer while visiting Austin for a few days. I uploaded some pictures to blogger so I could post while I was away. I'm having a little trouble using my son's computer, but here it goes...

Last Friday we went back out to the Round Top, Texas area and walked around looking at more antiques, collectibles, and junk. We spotted this place along the side of the road. I think most of this stuff stays outside in his yard year round. I did find an inexpensive set of bronzed baby shoes for my bronzed baby shoe collection. I don't think they had been outside for too long.

Fortunately, he doesn't have a lot of neighbors nearby to complain about his yard.

He had rabbits for sale. They looked cute sitting among the Bluebonnets.

Later on in the day I spotted this vintage piece. "One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingy." Are you old enough to remember?
That's my husband standing by a vintage washing machine/planter.

You see a little bit of everything...even a dog wearing sunglasses!

When I was a child growing up in the 1950's we used to go to Atlantic City. I think this is one of the things they had on the boardwalk. You paid for a certain length of time and a man would take you for a ride. Does anyone remember what these were called? I want to say jitney, but I think that's probably wrong.

Talk about an unusual item. This is about the only horse this old Jersey girl can ride. I'm getting ready and practicing for a Texas nursing home.

These are a cross between a motorized wheel chair and one of those horses that kids ride outside the grocery store for 50 cents or a dollar. (With inflation it might be $5 now.)
And this is my husband again. He's lugging a metal armadillo that we bought to keep "Tex" company in our backyard.

And now I just have to wait until next October when we can do this all over again!
Note: I'm editing this post just to say that I had it all set up with the pictures and description spaced the way I wanted it to appear. I hit Publish Post and that's not how it appeared.
This has happened to me before and it's frustrating. I guess I shouldn't spend so much time trying to space everything neatly. :)


  1. Betty, I love your pictures of Round Top and your comments are so funny. Amazing armadillo purchase :-).

  2. What a treat! ♥'d the photos but they also made me jealous cuz I still see snow out my window. Not as much as last week but there's still some here and there.

    I, too, agree about having my animals with me when I die. Honestly and completely...Heaven is NOT going to be the place of my dreams if ALL of my animals aren't there with me. I have loved them too deeply and wept rivers when they died...they just MUST be there for me.

    Will you and I be the one's standing outside the Pearly Gates talking to Saint Peter refusing to go in because we can't find our dogs?

  3. you look like you are having a blast, Betty! I love your horse, that is about my speed also!


  4. The post is fine. Don't worry about the spacing. The pics are fabulous and I love the rabbits and that telephone thingy!


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