This is a cast iron picture used in the 1840's to show the fire brigade that the house was insured. If you did not have a fireman's mark on your home they may not stop to put out the fire, as they would not get paid. We found this at the Plant City Flea Market and bought it for a friend from Mobile, Alabama. They are interesting pieces and usually command a price of $40 and upward. The vendor did not know this and had told us $15. When we came back after calling our friend in Alabama the vendor said $45. Wait a minute, you just told us $15. So I did. You may have it for $15. Someone told me after you left I should ask $45. A good buy for the day.
Linda and Larry from Yorktown, IN. They were driving through and just had to have a strawberry sundae. No problem for us to show them how to get there, even though we had already been there in the morning. We split the sundae and so we did have a whole one on Wednesday. Just 1/2 twice. Parksdale has gone to their winter prices and so no more parfaits. Just sundaes, shortcake, milkshakes, anything with strawberries and ice cream. Goooood
The back of a 3 wheeled motorcycle. Yes, it is a cycle. We had to get out of the car to look at it. And it has a steering wheel for driving it. Two person, just like a regular cycle. More pictures of it on the Pictures blog.
We are now enjoying having Bruce and Beth here. They are good friends from Indiana, we play cards with them and have good times together. I had ham and beans for them the day after they arrived. Give them time to get settled and not worry about cooking. Went out last night to Sweet Tomatoes for supper. This is a restaurant that serves salads, pasta dishes, soups and breads. With soft serve ice cream for dessert. And they have a fruit section also. Good food,, fresh from the garden. Well, the delicious turkey soup might not have come from the garden. Anyway, we had senior night tickets, $2. off the regular price. We walked two miles today. 1 in am and 1 in pm. Gotta keep walking. I still do my arm exercises. Must work on getting my arm in back of me, to scratch my back. More people are starting to talk with us, they have seen us here now for 3 years, so I guess we pass muster. Or we are not just fly by night campers. Which we used to do. We, maybe, miss the sight seeing we did when we stayed in an area only a week or so, but we also now enjoy staying in one spot. It is nice to make new friends and be a part of the park community.
Enough for tonight, hope you enjoy the pictures. I am sure there will be more. Good night. jkc