Sunday, August 30, 2009

Aug. 30, 2009, new epier listings

Christmas is coming! I've listed my first Christmas item on epier, plus three other of my usual items.

1987 Ken Pet Pals 3664

Davis Christmas card holder

Grolier book The Class Act

1989 Maxie Cool N Classy flowered jumper

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Aug. 16, 2009, new epier listing

I've placed one item for sale on epier today:

1980s Lash Industries Cinderella NRFB:

This is based on the Disney version, but is very different from the doll that Mattel would sell in the 1990s.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Aug. 13, 2009, Baby Street

I know that there are conspiracy theorists out there who believe that somehow Barack Obama and his family traveled back in time to 1960 to create a fake birth certificate and place a fake birth announcement in one of the Hawaiian newspapers. Well, I’ve come up with my own conspiracy theory that says something different.
I recently discovered a book of poetry about Hawaii called “Vagabond’s House,” written by Don Blanding and published by Dodd, Mead & Co. of New York in 1936. It contains an oddly prophetic poem about someone who could be Barack, and I am suggesting to folks who think the birthers are desperate (that includes me) that they hint that Blanding traveled back in time to 1936, wrote this poem, had someone donate it to the Cincinnati Public Library in 1957, and had the book at the library all these decades (because the book looks old!).
This is the poem Baby Street. I know the terminology is very, very politically incorrect and can make you cringe, but wait until you get to the end!

I walk quite slowly down Baby Street,
Babies are everywhere...under my feet,
Sprawled on the sidewalks, perched on the walls,
Babies in dydies, in blue overalls,
Babies in rompers of flowered cretonne,
Babies with not much of anything on,
Little brown babies in brown mamas’ laps,
Philippine babies, Koreans and Japs,
Fresh shiny babies right out of the tub,
Babies in scandalous need of a scrub,
Baby Hawaiians, the sons of a chief,
Rastus from Africa, black past belief,
Babies with yellow hair, babies with brown,
Babies with just a few patches of down,
Toddling babies on little bowed legs,
Very new babies, much balder than eggs,
Portuguese babies and Russians as well,
Babies whose ancestors no one can tell,
Toothless as turkeys, these tiny young tads,
But grinning as though they were dentrifice ads.

Walk very carefully...make your step hesitants.
One of these babies someday may be president.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Aug. 2, 2009, new epier listings

These are the two items I placed for sale this morning on epier. I didn't realize until I started putting the information together that both outfits were strapless sundresses.

Maxie 1989 #8324 Freshly Gathered Floral

Barbie 1965 #1708 Patio Party dress