I ran across these wooden cases at an antique store and thought they might be turned into a bookcase or magazine rack of some type. These come from the Rola Bottling Co located in Erie PA. We have 3 cases and all filled with empty bottles, which are in mint condition. We will see how this all turns out. Click HERE to read another Blog about Erie PA and this Rola Cola.
Smilin' Sam From Alabam - The Salted Peanut Man This is a cast iron mechanical bank. I need to go back and find one that actually works. I think they are from the 1950's and there was another one that would dispense peanuts when you pulled it's tongue. I can only guess that there was once a peanut company associated with this, but haven't seen any history about it. I see them on e-Bay running anywhere from $20 to $60.
I just happened to catch some NC travel documentary on one of our local TV station's one night and this guy was travelling around NC and visiting old stores and the like here in NC. Well one of them happened to be this general store and since it was rather close I thought I would take a ride out and see it myself. Well, when you walk in there, it is like stepping back into the early 1900's. It is really neat to see. Lot's of different things available here that you just will not see in the big box stores. Click HERE to read the history of this store.
Once again I went to Chick-fil-A today not only to get a good lunch, but also to show support for Dan Cathy and his right to think and speak out about what he believe's and that was the biblical definition of a family unit. This is HIS RIGHT to think and speak out about, plus I also happen to agree with his position on marriage. And so there I was, at Chick-fil-A and the traffic was VERY HEAVY at 11 AM today. Car's wrapped around the building and car's parked in the parking lot across from the restaurant. Hey, not only do they have great food, but the customer service is the best I have ever had at a fast food restaurant.