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Friday, June 7, 2013

Butler Brothers & The Sahara Hotel

A couple of souvenirs from my days at Butler Brother Department store and one from the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Vintage Tennis Racket

Below is a Wilson Brand, Bruce Barnes Model wooden tennis racket from the 1930's that belonged to my Dad. He was playing tennis (In Lakewood Ohio) with this racket when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Considering the age of the racket and its use its not in bad shape. When I first began to play tennis in the 1970's I used the racket for a while. Most of the time we played at Balboa Park. We also played at the park on Parthenia in Van Nuys.From Lakewood to Van Nuys and back again it now hangs in my office against the hideous blue wall which I should paint.