I have always been an avid ghost of antique shops and other peoples left over junk. Recently my interest was inspired by a couple of TV shows , one being the well known Antiques Road show and the other, the American pickers show , now I dont aspire to finding some rare antique although I have collected a few little pieces from the days of long ago. But with the Pickers show I went in search of other peoples collectible junk and found a place here in my home town. Now the owner is a typical hoarder who collects things and advertises them for sale, but when you ask his selling price he cant sell it as he is restoring it. Now this Gentleman is well into his 70s and his pickers yard covers many acres, a great old man but just loves his stuff.I spent the morning in his junk repository of bygone days and got lost in his memory, he knew every piece he had and its history. I gave up trying to buy anything and just enjoyed his journey into the past. The first four pics are random shots of some of his goods he treasures that did actually have a past and possibly a future. The next two pics are old family pics , taken before the depression years in Australia and the world in general if I recall correctly, the first one shows my mum holding my eldest sister and brother on her lap, the beauty of this pic is in the dress and hat my mum was wearing and the fact she was sitting on a running board on the first family car, can anyone remember cars with running boards ?,They all had wooden wheels with thin tyres back in those days,the second last pic shows my proud dad checking out the motor in his brand new car, never could understand why my family was poor in those depression years but dad could always afford to buy antique cars.
Apologies for the last pic but I have always wanted to exhibit my naked body to the world for all to see, hehe
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