Beats out the little lives of men.”
Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892), British poet. In Memoriam A. H. H., Fr. II, l. 7-8) . . Tennyson; a Selected Edition. Christopher Ricks, ed. (1989) University of California Press.
TIME: 9:14 PM
PLACE: Living Room
SUBJECT: Baby Ben alarm clock
My big thrift score for the day…a vintage Baby Ben wind up alarm clock. A mere quarter was paid to the Senior Citizen’s thrift store and it was mine. I love hearing the “tick, tock, tick, tock” and the kids got a kick out of hearing the ringing alarm. Oh, how I love digging through boxes hoping to find treasures at bargain prices. All in all, I spent $2.25 for two grocery sacks full of goodness. In addition to the clock, I also scored some vintage Christmas items and quite possibly the best ornament ever for the “Ugly Ornament Exchange” – it is so simplistic in its design, yet so unique. I’d love to take a picture, but I need to keep it a surprise for the annual tradition. It won’t be long, the way time is flying, the holidays will be here before I know it.