Hello, My Friends!~~~
This morning I headed down the road to an estate sale advertised only on Craigslist. It was a small unassumming ad, but intriquing. When I pulled up I saw no other cars except for one in the driveway. The screen door to the house was locked. I arrived 20 minutes before the sale was to start but this very nice lady came to the door and let me in. I had the sale to myself for about 25 minutes! I spent most of the time in the basement where there were boxes and boxes of vintage Christmas ornaments. I filled two large boxes with the ornament boxes and paid for them, leoaded them into my car, and then went back into the house. By this time a couple of other shoppers had arrived.
I ventured upstairs where there was a lot of furniture. In one closet I found a stack of vintage plastic models and a walkie talkie set. I grinned when I saw the walkie talkies as I remembered a Brian Regan routine about what military mind gave them that silly name. It goes a little like this: "Well, I am in the field with this communication device and I'm walking and talking. I'll call it the 'walkie talkie' and this thing with a trigger in my holster, I'll call it my 'whammy ka-blammy'." Well, it sort of went like that. But of you want to see the talented Mr. Regan doing this routine, here is the You Tube
So as I was smiling at the walkie talkies I took the stack of models down from the shelf.
This is what they were:
So instead of the walkie talkies, I got four boxes of "whammy ka-blammies". This is not the usual thing I would get at an estate sale, but Hubby likes old firearms and I thought he might like these. The price was very right and I brought them home. And Hubby said they were nice (never been built and all the parts there), but he didn't think he would build them. So I put them on ebay because sometimes I don't think my etsy shop is the best place for an item for one reason or the other.
So I had a wonderful time at the little Craigslist ad estate sale and brought home a ton of vintage Christmas and a pile of "whammy ka-blammy".~~~XXOO, Beth