Sunday, July 5, 2009

the 4th and fleas...

It was great to have Offspring #1 & her boyfriend Doug and Offspring #2 & his girlfriend Tien home for the holiday weekend. Longview traditionally puts on a big July 4th celebration including parade, live music, fireworks, etc. (This year they had a cardboard boat regatta too.) We usually take time to go poke around the annual 'flea market' that they have down at the lake.

Here's a picture of the fearsome foursome at the flea market:



After seeing some of the things for sale at various booths, I decided I should hand out some 'awards' for the tackiest items.

In 3rd place is the Super Jesus baseball cap. (Who would wear this? And does it come with a cape?)



In 2nd place is the "real frog" purse. Gee, frog populations are declining around the world due to habitat destruction, pollution, etc. It seems like the last thing the poor frogs need right now is to be made into handbags. (Although I'm pretty confident this won't become a hot new fashion trend.)




And in 1st place is this vintage tin sign. Words fail me. It is just wrong on so many levels...

9 comments:

dust bunny said...

oh, dear. Best part of the flea market was your offspring (and their sweeties).

Presbyterian Gal said...

Er, Um, Goodness me.

Best I can do.

Ditto Dust Bunny

Purple said...

Speechless.

Rev SS said...

Ahhh ... good ole Longview!

Barbara B. said...

Rev SS, It's interesting because the vendor who had the vintage tin sign was from Edmonds. :)

David said...

Burn!

Barbara B. said...

LOL, David! I couldn't help myself! :)

dust bunny said...

Longview, like every other place, is not an either/or, but an and.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

my goodness... maybe we shoulda driven back across the state... who doesn't need a frog purse? (but i did shout out a hello when we drove past on the interstate in our frenzied trip)