Happy SUNday! A simpler time – 1959

Happy SUNday y’all! Hope it’s going well.

Here’s a neat item from a much simpler time. We love that the prescription is in Carol’s mom’s first name only and that there’s no mention of what the drug was. Can you image? It’s almost 60 years old now – it’s amazing that her mom kept the bottle!

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C&C ^.^

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Rare Yashica ‘Happi Coat’ from the 1960s

Carol and I have decided to start cutting back on our extensive collection of mostly Yashica “stuff”. Some of the items we’ll be listing rarely come up for purchase and are in some cases, the only known examples in existence.

This item, the Yashica ‘Happi Coat’ was made in Japan around the mid-1960s to coincide with Yashica’s new line of electronic cameras. The advertising phrase, “Pioneer in Electronic Photography” became more widely known as Yashica included it in almost every advertisement and brochure. As we understand the origins of this coat, Yashica provided it to salespeople to wear while demonstrating Yashica cameras in US camera stores. I know of only one size – something of a large-medium-large that was designed to fit a majority of wearers. If you were larger than that the happi coat could be left open and worn without the belt. It’s made from a heavyweight high-quality cotton and is very vibrant. The silk screening is sharp and colorful too. Only a slight hint of some discolorations are noted on the fabric. More detailed pictures can be found in our Etsy Shops. By the way, our “model” is about 5′ 9″ tall as a point of reference.

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It kinda looks like something Doc would have dressed Marty up in for the Back to the Future movies.

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This wonderful coat can be seen in more detail in our Etsy Shops.

It’s also available at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

Stay in touch as we endeavor to list most of our collection by the end of the summer (well by the end of fall at least).

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris and Carol ^.^

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Spam-a-lot – Don’t You Just Love IT?

No, not the movie or the “food” item. Those annoying SPAM messages in your emails. Sometimes the mixture of stuff can be funny. Like this weird combination…

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Apparently, there’s a herpes “blitz” going on (whatever that is). Not sure what a “MILF” is either but I don’t want to know. Does anyone else’s SPAM look like this? Or even more bizarre I bet.

Oh well, we always hit the delete key.

Happy Day to y’all – skin tags and all!

Art is Art – Even at the Outback

As the title implies, art is art no matter where you find it. Art is appreciated only when you invest time to notice it. Here are a few “common” bits of art that you may (or may not) have seen while dining at the Outback. It’s actually quite good. Amazing colors! Hats off to the artists!

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Disclaimer – No free Bloomin’ Onions (rats!) were offered for this post. ^.^

Thanks for stopping by! “Good on ya, mate!”

Chris

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Another Unlikely Photograph

We felt compelled to submit another image for consideration for this week’s photo challenge – Unlikely

Sometimes the most “unlikely” locations provide the best opportunities for a great photograph.

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Silhouettes, shadows, and a bit of mystery.

The light was perfect for only a brief moment – the sun reflected off a car’s windshield in just the right way to illuminate the ceiling of the Outback restaurant we were dining at. I grabbed my phone and was lucky to capture this wonderful image.

Another version below but with an extreme crop and no color shift.

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The original uncropped version below.

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You can see why this original view inspired me to take the image in the first place. I could see the final, cropped version in my head (in monotone too).

My favorite image is the top one. I think I have the crop and tone just right. What do you think? Which is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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WPC: Unlikely

This week’s assignment – Unlikely

It’s “unlikely” that these two people are related but you wouldn’t know it if you listened to the one on the right!

 

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Margaret Hamilton (left) was an acclaimed actress and is best known for her wonderful (and super scary!) portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West – A heartless person consumed by hate, greed, and self-promotion. Dana Loesch (right) is kinda an actress too and is best known for her mean and wicked comments about the students from MSD High School in Florida. One is a fake witch and the other… well.

We support Ms. Loesch’s right to voice her opinions concerning gun control and gun ownership. We do not agree however with anything she’s EVER said about private ownership of assault weapons as it is tainted by the big bucks she receives from her employer – the NRA. To watch her “perform” is truly scary!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris and Carol ^.^

 

Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport Terminal – under construction

Another update on our new airport terminal here on Amelia Island which is nearing completion and is scheduled for a mid-June opening. Lots of activity going on today with exterior painting, grading of the parking lots and what not.

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If you haven’t been following this construction project previously, the building is designed to resemble an F4U Corsair fighter plane from WWII. The “tail, canopy and propeller cowling” will be added soon. Stay tuned.

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Chris ^.^

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WPC: Lines

In response to this week’s challenge we submit – Lines

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When up is down and down is up – St. Augustine Lighthouse spiral stairs.

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Chris

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1986 – USS Forrestal CV-59

Found photo of me and my brother-in-law Richard on board the United States Ship Forrestal (in front of an A-7) while underway in the Jacksonville OPAREA.

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Chris

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Wonderful memories…

Carol and I in the early 1980s. Less gray but still plenty of smiles.

So happy together then and now.

Thanks for stopping by!

C&C

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