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Honoring Native American Marines (Including ‘Code Talkers’) — A Framed Jigsaw Puzzle.

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I immediately recognized it, even without reading what it says on the bronze medal (bottom center) that this was about Native Americans who served. I was touched. It was later that I realized that it was a jigsaw puzzle and not a straight painting per se. It was mounted and beautifully framed. A real piece of art.

So, where did I see it. At our (i.e., Alton) famous ‘Swap Shop‘ at the local ‘dump’. There are some high-class folks that live around here. So, you often get high-caliber books and artifacts. I am always on the lookout. I was tempted to get this, but we have no wall space left and it would not get the visibility it deserves. So, I left it there hoping it finds a better home.


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An Abandoned Royal 440 Typewriter.

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This was at our (i.e., Alton, NH) ‘Recycle Center’ (i.e., ‘Dump‘) no-charge (i.e., ‘free’) Swap Shop. It was inside, but I carried it out to get better light. It was heavy.

It was in bad shape.

We already have a few working typewriters in the house and I didn’t want one that was this beat up. Appears that I MIGHT have been able to sell it on eBay for a $90! But, that is OK. I hope someone more deserving will get that opportunity.

I am just glad to share these pictures with you.

Wonder what words were typed on this machine. Just think about that. Every typewriter has a tale to tell … not counting all the tales it already has told.


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James Michener’s “Miracle In Seville” — A Marian Miracle, A Treatise On Bullfighting & Probably Autobiographical.

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An intriguing book. Unlike anything else I have read from the great and incomparable James A. Michener. For a start it is absurdly short for a Michener book. My version, with lots of full-page illustrations, and somewhat large print, only runs to 122-pages. But, one heck of a yarn — though those that are extremely averse to Marian worship and/or bullfighting probably will not get very far with it.

I pick up any and all Michener books I see being given away — the incredible, free ‘Swap Shop‘ at our local dump (a.k.a. recycling center) a favorite and lucrative source. If it is a duplicate, and most of them are, as I now have nearly all of his important works, I give them away. I must have picked this up at the ‘Swap Shop’. It has been in my ‘Michener Corner’ for a fairly long time. (See Below) Earlier this week I wanted a quick read while awaiting a paperback copy of Michener’s “The Covenant“. I have multiple copies of it in hardback, but those are too heavy and unwieldy to read, especially in bed.

I have never attended a bullfight and don’t know much about it other than the obvious basic. This book was encyclopedic in it treatment of that subject — which is the backdrop for the story.

It is about an improbable Marian miracle, As such it does get tedious in parts …

I think it is autobiographical. I know he spent much time in Spain researching for his blockbuster “Iberia“. The level of detail re. bullfighting is quite amazing — and with all the Spanish lingo.

The illustrations, by John Fulton, an American bullfighter, who was living in Spain, are quite impressive — though a tad short on great.

If you get a chance you should have a look at this book.


The ‘Michener Corner’ in my study.
Separate from all the other books.


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“God’s Final Word” Was At The Alton (NH) Dump On Monday.

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It is a local ‘outfit’ belonging to a ‘licensed home inspector‘ per the small print under the main message. It is very clever advertising!

I don’t know … something incongruous about seeing ‘this’ at the ‘dump‘ (i.e., our recycling center) towing a rather makeshift trailer. You somehow expect it to be in more salubrious settings.

I was clambering up a bank taking pictures. So, I could get this shot from a higher vantage — which seemed appropo.


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Taking Selfies My Way — Part XXVII; My Shadow Getting Attacked By A Tiger — May 14, 2018.

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What can I say. We picked up this real cool, and incredibly light walking stick at our amazing ‘Swap Shop‘ at the Town ‘dump’ (a.k.a. recycling center).

When I was walking towards the house, once we got back, I noticed my shadow. I had the stick in my hand. Played around with it. This was the 3rd shot. The other two were OK, but I liked the exposure on this the best.


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Taking Selfies My Way — Part XXII, Our ‘Recycling’ Center (aka ‘Dump’) — January 28, 2018.

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Wasn’t one of my best. We were in a hurry. So, didn’t have time to do it right. Sorry!

Second time taking selfies with the Google Pixel 2 phone I got for Christmas 2017.


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Flowers Of Alton, New Hampshire — July 16, 2017.

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Bar the two small purplish flowers at the start of the gallery all the rest were taken at Alton Bay — where yet another Craft Fair was in full-swing. The top picture was one of the displays at one of the stalls. Of late they have been doing a real good job with the flowers in Alton Bay.

The two purple flowers were taken at the Alton ‘dump‘ — transfer center is the more formal term.


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6 Fuji X-E2s Images Of The Day — July 23, 2016.

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A big storm rolled through.

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6 Fuji X-E2s Images Of The Day — July 22, 2016.

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Wolfeboro, N.H. & Alton dump.

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6 Fuji X-E2s Images Of The Day — June 26, 2016.

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All taken at the Alton “dump”.

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