Last Saturday, as usual, I headed out to an estate sale with my sis and niece,in a neighboring town. It was a small but really nice sale and I bought a few things that interested me. But one of my favorite things to buy is old magazines. (of course,besides elves). In the basement I found a stack of Women's Household magazines from the 1970's. I had so much fun looking through these this weekend. One particular section in each magazine intrigued me. They had a section for missing persons. The readers would write in and ask if anyone had any information of family members they were trying to find.
So just to see what would happen, I chose one of the letters from a 1974 magazine from a lady who was looking for her granddaughter who had disappeared two years before. The letter didn't seem like the girl had been kidnapped, perhaps just left home and never let anyone know where she was. The girl had a very unusual first and last name. So, I "googled" the name. I FOUND HER. Her name came up as a poet, and singer and she has a facebook page. She is the right age and has the exact name. It is a very unusual name. So, what to do? Would you send the lady a message through Facebook and tell her about the magazine article? Or does that seem "stalkerish"? After 37 years maybe it's best just to let sleeping dogs lie? Maybe she went back at some point and let her family know where she was? I think I would want to know that my family was looking for me, but she could have had a very good reason for leaving. Maybe she was in an abusive situation and didn't want anyone to know where she was. I'm kind of tossed up. What would you do?
Anyway, here are some photos of some other things that followed me home.
Christmas tree toppers that look very much like Tinkerbell!
A bottle brush tree already trimmed with adorable little ornaments.
This greenfaced pixie hanging on to this shoe for dear life! Is that a brush in his hand? He kind of reminds me of Jiminy Cricket.
This wee lad and lass that someone made in their ceramics class in 1963.
Elves just seem to appear to me! Isn't he adorable even with his chippy paint?
Yeah, I know I said I wasn't going to buy anymore cookbooks. So sue me. There were just too neat to pass up for $3.00 each.
Hope everyone has a great day!