Some of us here at the Manse in Queensborough have to go to work every day. (That would be me. And don’t get me wrong; I quite like going to work.)
But others of us (Raymond) are newly retired, as regular readers will know. And that means that a day at the Manse could, for people like that, include a pleasant drive down to southwestern Hastings County and an auction sale in the village of Frankford. And acquiring the stuff in the photo above for a good price: the pressback chair was not dead cheap ($30), but the smallish and very nice rugs went for the princely sum of $1 for four of them (perfect for the guest bedrooms). And do you see the record album? People, it is Jeannie C. Riley’s Greatest Hits! Harper Valley P.T.A. and… um… were there any hits after that? But anyway, that album is in the photo as a representative of the two boxes of classic country records that Raymond also got for a dollar. Man, there is some great stuff in there! (Probably material for another post.) Tons of Loretta Lynn albums, and Lynn Anderson (“I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”), and Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins, Glen Campbell… a bit of a gold mine, really.
And he also got this cabinet, which we both think is very nice:
It is funky and potentially quite useful, and when we find a home (and a use) for it in the Manse, I will be sure to show you.
But anyway, all in all not a bad day’s “work” for Raymond. Though I hope you note my quotation marks. If that’s work, then I’d love to have that job!