Last week, after a two week interruption in our routine, Paula and I finally resumed our Friday rounds to St. Vincent de Paul and Goodwill. (The clerk at Goodwill even demanded to know where we’d been!) Both stores were absolutely bursting at the seams with other bargain hunters. I’m guessing the ninety-nine cent clothing sale at St. Vincent’s, and the 50% off all donated items at Goodwill may have had something to do with it. Browsing was, to say the least, a little challenging-and while I didn’t find anything I wanted at Goodwill, I did find this at St. Vinnies-
It’s an early 1960’s Rolodex. I paid 75 cents for it. Not bad, considering that I did some checking online and found the exact same Rolodex for 30 dollars. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always wanted a vintage Rolodex-I guess I like the idea of flipping through the little cards in search of a phone number, while cradling the handset to an old black telephone under my chin. It just seems so charmingly old fashioned. Or maybe I envision myself as the head of my own detective agency, hunting down missing husbands.
There were a few names and addresses still written on some of the cards-and Paula, who’s lived in Ellensburg most of her life even knew who some of the people were. We both got a kick out of the notation next to the name on the card above.
She married early Oct ‘97.
That might be a useful bit of information-should I choose to become a private eye.
In the meantime, a couple weeks ago I uncovered another remnant (no pun intended!) of the early 1960’s-this stunning avocado green Hawaiian barkcloth, which I plan to pair with the vintage tiki inspired button that I found last summer in a second hand store a few miles away.