30 July 2013

light pollution

i grew up on the west side of east point, not far from greenbriar mall, and in the 1950s i remember seeing the milky way from our backyard --- no more

i am really looking forward to dark skies in the desert in october


cold comfort

so while i was in north carolina last week, the division went through a mandated planning exercise on how to deal with shrinking budgets and shrinking staff --- they did not address the fundamental problems of incompetent management and republican obstructionists in congress --- however, a brain-storming session on "wildly important goals" for the division did produce this sheet from a flip-chart ---

too bad for them i guess ---

it would not have taken all that much for them to have kept me there til i died in my cubicle, but i am happy that their inaction finally overcame the inertia keeping me from doing something else --- it's time

 i'm looking forward to a week or so in the desert come october

29 July 2013

26 July 2013


just booked a couple of nights at mesa verde for the first week in october --- planning canyon de chelly and chaco canyon before and after --- that ought to clear my head

25 July 2013

a few days on the blue ridge

a few days on the blue ridge at carl sandburg has been good --- it's such a beautiful little park --- especially loving mrs. sandburg's nubian goats --- crappy motel where we stayed because it offered a govt. rate and would rather have not spent the days in a conference room with a dozen other people going through another exercise to figure out how to deal with the fkd up federal budget situation --- the public hasn't really noticed the resource and service degradation yet, all incremental changes that eventually add up to a lot --- drove up on the parkway one evening to see some high places, in this case above 3100' --- and learned that many goat herds acquire a donkey to protect them against dogs and coyotes --- they can be fierce and the braying usually drives the predators away

21 July 2013

a giant falls

there's been a wonderful little grove of five, 100-yr-old tulip poplar at the north end of the oval in piedmont park --- one of my favorite things in the park --- now there are only four

19 July 2013

deaccessioning a life time

Fayetteville Estate Sale - Entire Contents of Home, Basement, Attic, Garage - Antiques & Furniture

Address of Sale:
174 Longview Rd.
FayettevilleGA 30214 
Google Maps or MapQuest or Yahoo Maps
Directions to Sale:
Via Hwy 314: Two blocks north of The Pavillion, turn left on Longview Rd.
From New Hope Road: Turn on Neely Rd. (at Children's Play Area - New Hope Church) (Some GPS shows this as Frost Rd)
Parking: Parking at the corner of Neely and Longview is acceptable. Additional Parking is available (2 houses up from the Estate Sale) at the Fayette Christian School Parking Lot.
Sale Dates and Times:
7/18/2013 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Thursday)
7/19/2013 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Friday)
7/20/2013 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Saturday)
Terms and Conditions:
Cash Only.
Please bring labor to remove and load your items or you can make arrangements for pick up later.

Sale Description:

Antiques - Vintage Items - Tools -  Entire Contents of Home, Attic, Garage  & Basement

Huge Sale - House is Full -  You will need to re-visit this Sale a few times to see everything.  


Mid Century Modern:  King Size Bookcase Bed, Chest of Drawers, Triple Dresser
1960's Maple:   Dressers, Chests, Student Desk, Lamp Tables, Magazine Rack, Tea cart, Server
Antiques:  Old Chairs, Rockers, Antique Trunk, Side Tables, Lamp Tables
Vintage and newer furniture:
Full Size Bed, Twin Beds
Antique Walnut Lamp Tables
Mahogany Drum Table
Mahogany Bedside Tables
1940's Mahogany Cabinets, Tables, etc.
Painted 1940's Cedar Chest
Cane bottom ladder back chairs, Other antique chairs, 1940's Childs Chair w/Folk Art, Rocking Chairs
Oak Kitchen Table Round Pedestal plus 2 leafs
Oak Bookcase, Shelving, File Cabinets, Leaded & Beveled Glass Barrister Bookcases
Victorian Style Stanley Furniture Company Dresser
Oak Tables
Tea Cart Drop Leaf Server
Hall Tree - Coat Stand w/Mirror
Webb Furniture Co. Oak Curio Cabinet
China Cabinet, Dining Room Table and 8 Chairs
Recliners, Rockers, Ottoman
Oak Mens Chest, Oak File Cabinet
Secretary Desk with Glass Bookcase (Original Blue Paint)
Oak Roll Top Desk
Men's Chest w/ Mirror

China, Crystal, Porcelain, Glassware:

China:   Royal Gallery - Holly Pattern , made in Japan
             Royal Albert "Old Country Roses"  1962
             Laurel China "Regency"   Japan
             Noritake "Marlene"  made in Japan
             Noritake "Sorrento"  made in Japan
             Metlox Poppy Trail   Sculptured Daisy Pattern
             Homer Laughlin Georgian Eggshell 1942

Vintage Snack Sets - China and Glass - some with original vintage boxes
Entertaining Platters & Catering bowls and plates, Punch Bowls, Quanities & Box Lots.
Jadeite dinnerware Fire King
Carnival Glass
Hand Painted Porcelain Bowls, Austria H.P. Bowls & Plates, etc.
Nipponware - Nippon, Made in Japan Items
Pink Milk Glass, White Milk Glass, Amber Glass, Green Glass, Ruby
Salt Stone Pottery
Elegant Glass, Barouque, Candlewick, Hobnail, Amberina, Pressed Glass, Crystal (Serving Bowls, Platters, Punch Bowl & Underplate)
Silver Plated Items
Kitchen Cabinets Full:    Gadgets, Pots, Pans, Corningware, Tupperware, Roasters, Dinnerware, Glasses, Bowls, Dishes, Cookware, Bakeware, Casserole Bowl Sets, Cannister Sets, Toaster, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Utensils, Stainless Flatware, Silverplate Flatware, Candlesticks, Cookbooks, Pantry Items, Cleaning Products.

Caterering Items:  Candelabras, Elegant Glass Platters, Silver Plate Platters, Snack Sets
Refrigerator  (3 of them - Newer Frigidaire, Older one on the garage, and Antique Refrig in Basement)

Collectibles:  Carousel Horses (Wurlitzer, Goebel, etc.)  Music Boxes, Dept 56, Andrea by Sadek, Precious Moments, Pottery (Hull, Gordy, USA), Joseph Originals, Willow Tree, Andrea by Sadek, Lowell Davis Figurines, Border Fine Arts, 1996 Atlanta Olympics Statue & Other Items, David Winter,  Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Kinkade, Hammersley, Old Games & Toys, Lionel O Scale Engine and Tender, Pullman Passenger Set, Track and accessories.   Limited Edition and Special Edition Items.  Miniature Items (Vintage). Pig Collection.
Mens & Ladies Jewelry and accessores.

Military Service Items and memorbilia:   WWII Navy Items,  Vietnam Army Items.  Uniform, Photos, Memory Items,

Vintage post cards and other vintage paper memorbilia, programs, magazines, pamphlets, publications, old photos, military.

Decorative items:   Clocks, Cuckoo Clock,  Antique Pictures - Art and Frames, Pastoral Paintings, Mirrors,  Rugs, Lamps, Vintage Christmas Items.  Gone with the Wind style & Vintage Lamps,  Hunt Scene Pictures, Original Oil Painting and Sketching.  Pewter and Brass Items.

Household Items:  CD's, VHS, Cassettes, Oreck and Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners, Sweepers, Cleaning Supplies, Mens and Ladies Clothing, Shoes, Belts, Luggage, Radios, Alarm Clocks, Stereos, Electronics, Canning Jars and Supplies

Vintage Linen, Quilts, Tablecloths - Napkins, Aprons, Hankies, Doilies, Tea Towels, Placemats,  Sheets, Towels, Bedding, Vintage Tablecloths, Vintage Bedspreads,

Basement:  Tools & Fasteners, Old Jars, Old Toys, Car Tags, Old Furniture, Vintage items, Milk glass, Pottery, Vases,  Old Games, Vintage and Unusual Items, Holiday, Old Chairs, Planters, Wrought Iron and Cast Iron Items,  Wrought Iron Planter Stands and Tables, Ladders, Old Metal Pedal Car, Vintage Elec. Kitchen Clocks, Old Radios, Yard Tools, Projector Slide Screen, Boxes of Canning Jars.

Books, Puzzles, Games:  Vintage Children's Books, History Books, Religious, Hardy Boys, 1950's Disney Books, 1940's-50-s Toddler Puzzles, Carrom, Vintage Octagon Alum Game Table.  Some  games are new and some are Vintage.

Lawn & Garden:  Yard Tools, Pots, Insecticides, Birdfeeders, supplies, Statuary, Concrete Items, Chairs, Hammock, Swing, Chimes, Hangers,  etc.

Westview Cemetary Crypts:  The Burial Crypts are located at Westview Cemetery in S.W. Atlanta.  They are "companion" crypts.  They are 1056F and 1057F, sites 1 & 2 located in the Abbey Mausoleum.  You can view these on their website.

Electronics:  Radios (1950's - Present), Vintage Stereo, Vintage Equip, 1960's Magnavox Console Stereo & Record Player, Realistic Turntable, VCR Players, DVD Players, Speakers, Old telephones, New telephones, etc.

Records:   Over 200 Records.  33, 45, 78 rpm, album sets, etc.   1940's - 1960's

Impossible to take photos of everything, but this gives you the idea.  More items have been accumulated since photos were taken.  House is full! Bring a partner to help you hold and load.

Read more at http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/449217.aspx#hXZqLhl5IrWeYFKH.99