Tag Archives: ephemera

Austerity is Convenient – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Austerity is Convenient – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)
Austerity is Convenient – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

No One Carves A Sculpture – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

No One Carves A Sculpture – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)
No One Carves A Sculpture – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Scrapbook: Dave as Tintin Character (gift from Hootpals), 2012

Scrapbook: Dave as Tintin (gift from Hootpals), 2012
Scrapbook: Dave as Tintin character (gift from Hootpals), 2012

Related: 

a Hootsuite community team illustration done in Hergé style. A treasure! 

Me as Tin Tin for Halloween, circa 1979, Guilford, Surrey (no one really knew who i was but whatever… musta been the glasses :))

Abdicates and Rivals – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Abdicates and Rivals – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris) Abdicates and Rivals – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

When Simplicity Wins Out (assumed superiority) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

When Simplicity Wins Out – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)
When Simplicity Wins Out – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Balkan Doctors Operate – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Balkan Doctors Operate – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Mementos: Expo 86 “Royal Invitation”

Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, cover

World Fair/Exposition 1986 (EXPO 86) was a huge deal in my sorta homecity of Vancouver. I’m no royalist/monarchist but do love paper ephemera and artifacts – as such, here is one such item: a program/invitation booklet of United Kingdom royal family inviting folks to the event in an act of unnecessary hubris and pomp, but whatever, its a slice of history. 

Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, blurb
Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, program
Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, participants and acknowledgements
Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, back cover

Healed by a Bohemian Grove – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Healed by a Bohemian Grove – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Refilling Inkwells – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Refilling Inkwells – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 5, Hubris)

Artifacts: woggles / variety (scouting)

bucket of woggles (now is stewardship of young Lee Olson)

When my brothers and i were wee lads, our beloved Mom was out cub scout leader.

In Canadian (and international) scouting, the leaders of the cub pack are named after characters in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Mom was Akela, Mikki Gladstone was Bagheera, we also had a Baloo and others.

After Mom passed away and the brothers and I were sorting through items, Dan and I assembled a tub of “woggles” which are little sliders designed to hold the kerchief/scarf together around one’s neck.

Of course, there is plenty of creativity available for such a device – many are evidenced in this collection.

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