Okay, by now you know that we have had our share of floods, etc…at the Falls of the Ohio. The Ohio River has gone up and down a couple of times over the past two months. This post is devoted to toy finds that I have made during the moments I could access the riverbank and surrounding environs. I think one of the biggest reasons I love visiting this place is that I always find something interesting left behind by the river. This activity keeps me from spending money at the flea markets and antique malls and yet satisfies my need for visual stimulation. I came up with my post’s title by looking at what I found recently. Weirdly, this time I found three Mickey Mouse related objects and searching my brain…I don’t think I have even found one previous one before? It all started with the first image in this post and …
…then I found these broken glasses. A week or so after that find came this.
I think this was some kind of self-inking stamp. And now for the piggies and they come in graduating sizes. Let’s start with the smallest.
This pig is next in line.
Now this was a bit of a disturbing find bobbing in the waves and it’s considerably larger in size than the previous pigs. I’m not sure what kind of toy this used to be…but here it is.
I have found other plastic farm animals and here’s the latest selections.
I’m surprised I found this because it’s a small, neutrally colored fragment.
I also find a lot of different kinds of heads. Perhaps the most common are doll heads. These are the most recent.
I even found a couple different types of Santa Claus heads.
Although he’s no Santa…this guy does have a beard.
Even more heads!!!
I think this is some googly-eyed clam or something?
This find was different. It’s the first fake nose I’ve found out here and reminds me of Woody Allen’s early comedy entitled “Sleeper”.
I have an “impressive” fake food collection going and here’s my latest goodies. In my last post I showed one fake banana…and here’s the other.
A bunch of celery followed by conjoined plastic hot dogs.
There is just so much of this stuff out here…now for some other random finds. I especially like this Flintstone toy and wonder if it’s old?
A whistle shaped like a banjo?
Telephone number one.
Telephone number two…proof of evolution?
I could go on for a while, but realize this is a lot to take in and so I’ll close with the keys to my heart. Take care everybody!