Sorting through the old boxes of the stuff we save, I inhale dust and emotions. Here are a few of interesting gems.
Here is an advertisement for Day’s Jewelers and Appliance store from the late 1960s. Days is still running in Portland today, though they only sell jewelry now. Back then a color TV was $379.95 while a diamond ring was $150.00
I’m still in the process of sorting through boxes of stuff that my family has saved over the years. Honestly, it’s tempting to just chuck it all in the trash. After scrutinizing the items, that’s where a lot of it is going anyway. Why not just skip the scrutiny? Because then I would miss out on some gems from the past like weird trading cards from the 1980s!
A few years back, I was tasked with sorting through a handful of boxes containing various stuff my mother has saved over the years, and to decide what to keep, if anything, and what to dump. Like the good son that I am, I ignored this task and instead tucked the boxes away into a storage unit. Now I’m finally getting around to it, and I’ve found some neat things which I will share here in a stunning photo essay.