Wherever he might be, I hope that LeRoy Hoesly has had a good day. It's his 59th birthday.
And, coincidentally, today at an estate sale, I found his baby book (and a cute little vintage sewing book).It was a sale that almost didn't happen as there was a little drama before the door opened. Yesterday, I signed the early list and I was No. 13.
But today, when I returned for the sale, word quickly spread that the original list had been stolen. Yeah, I know. Who steals the list at an estate sale? Luckily, Nos. 11 and 12 vouched that I was the original No. 13, so I was able to get inside with the first group, which enabled me to find other a few other items in addition to LeRoy's baby book.
They included a "treasure chest" and a clam-shaped sewing kit (with several wooden spools of thread),
two souvenir plates and the cutest Valentine planter that I've seen in a long time.
I don't think I'm exaggerating at all. Cute, huh?
And from the Quarter Box: An oversized Gurley snowman candle (about 8 inches tall), a plastic Santa sleigh, an elf and a couple of gingerbread man cookie cutters. I have some similar cookie cuters but I've never seen them before with the original packaging.
To sum it all up: No. 13 turned out to be a lucky number. It was a good day for me, and, I hope, for LeRoy Hoesly.
P.S. About that Disney vacation. We had a wonderful time. We saw a lot, ate a lot and walked our feet off. But the best part was probably when Mary Poppins admired what my vintage-loving and anglophile daughter Grace was wearing. Mary told her that she was "well turned out." Grace was beyond thrilled. Here's Mary, with both of my girls, Emily, on the left, and Grace, on the right.