Thursday, March 20, 2008

Turtle of the Day - "not" turtles

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???


Anonymous said...

Funny, I don't remember the "violet girl", that must have been after I left home. But I do like the pickle pin, a friend of mine boughtt me some pickle socks when she went home to Pittsburgh one time. Between us we have the beginnings of a pickle ensemble!!

Amelia said...

If the pickle describes you as a person I am very sure it is a SWEET' pickle and nothing else.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Amelia - in Oklahoma

PS..enjoyed the little china girl!

Regina said...

Sorry Amelia - gotta be DILL pickles in my household. See my hubby's blog post on the subject:

It refers to relish - but goes for pickles, too!

Matt said...

shameless plug...
the sweet relish conspiracy

Anonymous said...

Wow! The Heinz pickle pin! I have one too... also from the '82 World's Fair in Knoxville. How cool is that? Did you also get yours from the little dispenser/tray on the front of the walking, talking Heinz ketchup bottle?
Oh yeah... still have mine too - not w/pickles or turtles - in a collection of pins :).
Lydia from EPMs