Category Archives: Stories behind Stuff

Stories about Stuff #13 — Comiskey Park Infield Dirt

We spent October 5, 1985 in Chicago with our friend Susan. We toured Moody Bible Institute in the morning, ate lunch at D.B. Kaplan’s in Water Tower Place, and visited Lincoln Park Zoo in the afternoon. In the evening, we met Jim and Debbie … Continue reading

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Stories about Stuff #12 — Energizer Bunny

I thought the old Energizer Bunny commercials were fun. I don’t think they made me buy more Energizer batteries, but I made a point of watching them whenever they were on TV. But this flashlight is on my shelf for … Continue reading

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Stories about Stuff #11 — Miniature Duck

My brother-in-law, Ken, liked to work with wood. He made a lot of furniture and decorations, and he also whittled. We have several of his works displayed around our house—almost all of which happen to be Canada Geese. I once … Continue reading

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Stories about Stuff #10 — Spring Lancet

I’m sure this particular bloodletting lancet has an interesting history. I just don’t know much of it. I know where and when I got it—from my parents about 20 years ago. But where they got it, and when, and why, … Continue reading

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Stories about Stuff #9 — The Toot-A-Loop

Sometime in the early 1970’s, my sister bought me a Toot=A-Loop. My parents had a record player and some records, but if I wanted to hear anything other than Burl Ives or classical music, I needed a transistor radio. Toot-A-Loops … Continue reading

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