"What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what is behind a windowpane."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Found these behind the kitchen counters

After 13 years we're finally hoping to install
a dish washer.  I know, we're just crazy modern
aren't we?  Anyway, to do that Ted had to see
the condition of the floor and walls behind the
1939 METAL cabinets.  We feared the worst. 
Turns out not only were they in excellent shape, but
 Ted also found some old ephemera that has been sitting
back there the last 60+ years.
A metal Oscar's Frozen Food Service calendar
holder dated 1950.  It's also a magnet so now
decorates our refrigerator.
 Children's Fun Book for traveling.
 And now, boy's and girl's, we're going to learn
all about the importance of oil and how
60 years from now, your parents will barely
be able to afford it.  The End.
 I Spy game
 Drawing by Number. 

 How many pictures start with the
letter H?
 Try and remember all the objects
in the picture.  Look at the way the
toy cars were drawn.  Sign of the times!
 Maze to Happy Motoring station.
Showing where all the Happy Motoring
stations are.  They were popular.  Wonder
whatever happened to them?
 True or False section all about oil.
How stimulating!
A car travel tip guide.

 This is what the booklets
were stored in.
It's also used as a trash bag to
try to stop people from littering.
Ted also found a coupon booklet.  
 No dates but judging from the graphics,
looks like still in the 50's or 60's era.
 And a very crispy $5.00 bill marked 1934!
Now I'm trying to talk Ted into
removing the cabinets on the other side!


  1. That's a cool history lesson was waiting for you behind the cupboards!

  2. Wow that was quite a bit of stuff behind the cabinets. It was like a little time capsule just waiting for you to find. How neat!


  3. we found some neat old stuff in the walls upstairs when my husband remodeled one of the bedrooms. there was a bunch of vintage currency from some other country. it was worthless, but interesting none the less!
    always fun to find something old!
    have a great day

  4. WOW what fun Jill!! Thanks for sharing!! such simplier times back then!! Have a groovey day my friend!! XOXO Love ya Aunt Frannie

  5. WHAT?! That's just like a buried treasure hunt! And finding actual spendable cash, to boot!!! How fun is that! :)
    PS Have you ever posted pics of your 1939 Metal cabinets? I love to see 'em!