I promised I would respond to Lisa MacIntyre’s recent post….
WHAT TO DO ON A COLD DAY!
Finally spied three more boxes of UMO’s in the garage, and decided to sort through them and see if maybe I overlooked any goodies. I used to use plastic shoe boxes to store these unknowns and somewhere I still have a few more stashed away. Where they are is anyone’s guess.
Anyway, sorting through these boxes took a lot more time than I’d anticipated. I found myself looking at things a little closer, and yep, found a few keepers, as in coins. Not sure how they wound up there but they did. When I look at all the miscellaneous items in these boxes I now understand why my back hurts so much!
Amongst the trash I found two old large cents, pretty much dateless, as well as a holed silver quarter and a 1926 Philadelphia Sesquicenntenial International Exposition coin or token. Not worth a great deal but a nice memento that needs a separate place among my keepers. I also found three very dark toned Kennedy half dollars and a 1972 Eisenhower dollar (same condition). No idea again why they look as they do or how they wound up in these boxes, but then again I cannot remember what I had for breakfast this morning.
Keys seemed to make up the majority of my UMO’s, along with a few bullets, shell casings, scouting clasps and match box cars. There were also a few pieces of junk or cosmetic jewelry scattered throughout but nothing of significance or of value, and oh, what was left was still UMO’s.
Gotta tell you it was fun looking over all these items and now I have a hankering to find the rest of my UMO’s!
UPDATE ON MALAMUTE SALOON POST
Just got a followup tag from Howland to his most recent post, and you can view it by clicking on the Malamute Saloon link above and scrolling down to today’s date. Believe it or not he gave a nod to Wally!