I won't be online for a long weekend, so thought I would give you a bonus "turtle of the day" to tide you over until I am back on Tuesday.
These are actually not turtles- but other things I found in the box. One was my "violet girl" - a February themed porcelain doll that was on my dresser for YEARS. I cleaned her so often that the lettering wore off, and her violet has lost a few petals, but otherwise she has weathered the years well.
The other item is my Heinz Pickle Pin. The photo of this did not turn out well, so this is a better one I found online. My mom had always told me about one she got when she was a kid (perhaps at the 1939 New York World's Fair, but I may be wrong) so when I got to go to the 1982 Worlds Fair in Knoxville I had to be sure to get my own.
I was so excited when I got one - but now it's just languishing, an oddball in the land of turtles. Perhaps I should send it on to Mark Lipinski at Pickle Road- I am sure he would appreciate it!
Isn't it amazing what we save???