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Postcard: Hirshhorn Museum & Garden

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.”

Printed on back of postcard:

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HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
. . .
One of the most comprehensive collections of twentieth century art. Masterworks by leading modern artists reflect major trends and styles that have evolved in this century and the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Photo by A. Orsini.

Publishing information:

Published by Silberne Souvenir Sales, Inc., Washington, D.C. 20016.
Mirro-krome® Card by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., San Bruno, Cal., 94066

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Mixtape: Graham Parker

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments

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Mixtape: SURF!!

October 18th, 2014 · No Comments

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Mixtape: Franz Schubert

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments

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Mixtape: Bruce Springsteen

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

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Mixtape: Blood Oranges

October 15th, 2014 · No Comments

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Mixtape: Merle Haggard & Buck Owens

October 14th, 2014 · No Comments

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Postcard: Bunker Hill Monument & Flag

October 13th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “Bunker Hill Monument. Boston Massachusetts.”

Printed on back of postcard:

BUNKER HILL MONUMENT
Boston (Charlestown), Massachusetts
An impressive granite monument commemorates the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill in which 2,400 British regulars twice assaulted the colonial militia at the top of the hill. The Americans, out of ammunition, retreated on the third attack – but not before they had felled almost half of the attacking force.

Publishing information:

©Published by Klein Card Service, 134 Summer St., Hyde Park, Ma. 02136
Made by DEXTER PRESS, West Nyack, New York

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Mixtape: Elton John

October 12th, 2014 · No Comments

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I bet that doesn’t happen very often here.

October 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Today was a buy-your-lunch day, so I went gourmet and cheap: Taco Bell. It’s been a particularly rough couple of weeks, and, feeling a little positivity seeping back into me since the day so far hadn’t sucked too badly (yes, the standard for measuring a good day has fallen into the abysmal pits), I decided to have a little playful fun.

I pull up to the squawk-box. “How are you?” the young woman’s voice asks, probably expecting me to launch into my order.

“Why did the boy throw the clock out the window?” I ask back. Any of you who knew Bud Osuna know that that’s the kind of random childish silliness that he was capable of producing. I thought that as soon as I hit the question mark: in this way, also, am I my father’s son.

“What?”

I repeat. “Why did the boy throw the clock out the window?”

Pause. “Um, I don’t know.”

“Because he wanted to see time fly!” I used to laugh like hell when I told that joke when I was younger. Like, about five years old. But, five decades later, I’m more apt to wait for a reaction.

She was clearly unimpressed. “Yeah. Okay. Order when you’re ready.”

I was ready, so I did.

When I got to the window, the young black girl there had a big grin pasted on her face.

“Didn’t you like my joke?” I asked.

“I had to turn off my headset, I was laughing so loud, ” she said. “I was embarrassed.”

“I bet that doesn’t happen very often here,” I stated/asked.

“First time,” she said, smiling, handing me a bag.

Later, when I opened the bag, I found a little sack of unordered warm cinnamon pastry treats nestled in with my burrito.

Jokes are funny. Humor is sweet. Kindness is contagious. Laughter is warm.

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