A Visit to the Old Haunt

3:53 pm.

Wow–what started out today as a low-key, late-morning trip to the farmers’ market became a high-thrill adventure!!

Well, high-thrill to me and my mom , anyway. 🙂

So, after purchasing baked goods, soap, and apples at the FM, we (Mom and me) wanted to go to the beach, for funsies.  Holly and Abby, who were both with us, were less than thrilled, but went along because they had to. Anyway, the beach was about ten seconds away from where the FM is held, so why not?

Well, we started out poking around the rocks towards the one side (the water level had receded rather a bit, you see). We found some stuff- Mom found some old bricks, and I found a couple pieces of glass and an old rusty spicket (or possibly a bit of piping with a valve on it- I’m not quite sure).

We moved onward, along the shore, until we got to one point where we saw so much in the water that I just had to take my shoes and socks off, roll up the legs of my jeans, and get in the water. (If you are a beach comber, maybe you know the feeling 🙂 )

So I found TONS of stuff- mostly glass. Pieces of old Ball canning jars (the pretty blue ones); bottle and jar bottoms; bottle necks;  seven (plus one my mom found later) pennies- very oxidized and corroded at that; and four Grand Prizes: an old inkwell (me), half of an antique Hemingray No. 9 blue glass insulator (me), a fancy little bottle, possibly spice (mom), and a “Jennings Condensed Pearl C.P.B. Bluing” bottle (me). Here they are, in that order:

My ink bottle!

The bottom of my ink bottle reads “Keller Detroit”. This was the name of the company, and the company’s home, which manufactured this bottle.

the outside of my insulator half. Though the number is broken off, I looked it up on an online database and I matched it to number nine.

The inside of my insulator half.

Here it is again, just because it is lovely!! 🙂

Mom’s spice(?) bottle. It has no markings, so we can only guess at what it is. It is old, though, because it is nicely frosted (I don’t know if you can tell).

Here is the “Bluing” bottle. It was a laundry product, and this bottle dates back to the 1920s. A bit of it is broken off at the top–the neck is, I mean. About an inch or so. Understandable, as it gets so narrow. But it is still rather complete, so hooray.

Here are some of my other finds today:

Here I show the bottle and jar bottoms of the day- I thought I would feature them, as there is such a lovely assortment of different colours ans sizes.

This is part of a crock. There are a ton of pieces of this stuff in the bay, and I usually don’t go for them- but this one was fun, with the “2”–or possibly cursive “Q”–on it.

So, I hope you enjoy!! I sure did!

Rant: Romeo and Juliet References

1:32 pm.

Okay, I am in school (honours chemistry). We have free time right now, as we all finished our test (wowzers! first test!). Just explaining the time. 🙂

Okay, sorry I haven’t posted in like FOREVER…. But I have a rant for today. Don’t worry, it is a short one.

o, this is what bothers me: when people are couples, and then other people refer to them as “Romeo and Juliet”. That bothers me because that couple DIED at the end of the tragedy! Are they wishing death upon the couple? No (well, probably). So, just don’t say it, okay?

And that was my rant.

Bye! I am going to use the rest of my time reading for AP world history.

First Week of School…Over!

7:18 pm.

The first week back in school here in TC is already over. It went by so quickly! My schedule consists of AP World History, Ceramics (pottery), Symphony Orchestra (for which I had been elected representative for orchestra council today!), Honours Chemistry, and Honours English 10.

This week it was pretty warm, which was pretty much annoying. If it can’t be summer, then I want the weather to be un-summery as well. 🙂 But today it rained a lot, and is still raining. I wore my new red puddle boots to school today.

I have a bit of homework (outline for history, scientific notations worksheet for chem, reading two chapters in PLAR for English), but so far I have just been around the Internet since I arrived home from school. I searched Sweeney Todd on Fan Fiction, and I found a super hilarious one! I can’t put it here, cos I don’t know the author, but I’ll tell you it is a chatroom parody of Sweeney Todd. You should look it up if you are a ST fan–I was laughing my face off.

Hm…I don’t know what else to write. Oh, but I had ham for dinner. I always called ham “Pink Chicken” when I was younger…*sigh* nostalgia.

Well, I suppose that’s all for today… ttyl 🙂