Chipping Away At It

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…chip, chip, chip.

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Wrack And Ruin

…the North East valley (where I live and my biz premises are) used to be the main road in to Dunedin and had numerous small shops along it…

…even a sweet shop….

 

…when the new motorway was completed in the late 60s (I think) most of those businesses dwindled away as the main road traffic by-passed the valley and went straight to the centre of town…

…this is the remains of one those shops, it’s been used as “storage” since I’ve been walking past it on the way to work (28 yrs) and was getting very dilapidated…

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…it was a much loved poster wall….

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…the “graffiti doctor” (a guy who charges the council to follow the illegal poster stickers around and remove the posters…say, aren’t those my rates dollars?) was crowing that it was one less free advertising place….

…I’ll miss it.

 

…(early posting today…my good friend Dee is giving me a 3 day weekend…and another next week…my first official holidays in 5 years!…and she’ll have the computer at the shop….).

Cardboard Mailers

….Cardboard Mailers…

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…friend of mine is helping his folks downsize before they move somewhere smaller than the family home….he brought me  this box of cardboard mailers that his Dad had “accumulated” when he was a member of the World Record Club, local purveyors of budget music…

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…hmmm, pre-decimal postage?….

…didn’t we go decimal just a few months after my family arrived here in 1967?…. (rhetorical…that’s rhetorical)….

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…these are “well-curated” for being in the basement for nearly 48 years…

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…why, the tape is like it was just cut yesterday…

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…and this one appears to pre-date the advent of the World Record Club’s Postal Permit…

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….cardboard mailers.

…(cardboard mailers are a bloody important tool in my trade…folks from out of town will spend more if you are able to offer them firm, safe packaging for their purchases….mmmm….cardboard mailers).