One of my favorite sales on eBay!

This is "Chubby Tubby". I purchased him maybe 5 or 6 years ago from an estate. Thinking that I would list him on eBay one day, I set him in a corner of the storage room. A couple of years later (haha), I came across Chubby Tubby and started to do some research to see if it was worth my time to list online or just put him in my antique shop to sell. I couldn't find any additional information on him or another one online..anywhere! Only details that I had was on the tag. He was made by a company in Atlanta. (If I remember correctly from around 1960's.) I listed him at $9.99 auction listing for 7 days....hoping I would atleast sell him for $9.99. Well, 7 days later I sold him for $600 to someone in California. There was another bidder in China that wanted him too. Remember the old saying, "one mans trash is another mans treasure"... be careful before throwing something away or just thinking it is worthless. All my listings don't end this good, but it sure does make me happy when they do!

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Meet My Dad!!

Meet My Dad!!
"Looking back, I thank God for my Christian parents. I thank God for His love for us. I thank God for the love within our family unit. I thank God that I was born and reared in rural America on a farm ... in Georgia." Lowell Hamlett

Reflections Of Yesterday On The Farm

In rememberance of my dad...
This is a great little booklet written by my dad, Lowell Hamlett. It is written as one line memories of growning up on the farm, 80 plus years ago. He has divided his book into seasons of the year: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Fall Memories:
"Hauling wagon loads of black jack oaks home from the mountains for fire wood."
"Learning to make syrup candy at home"
"How we hated to take medicine - especially Castor Oil and liver medicine."
"Spending entire days in the woods just enjoying the out-of-doors."
"The good smell of newly mown hay."
"How doctors gave up on my father in his illness of 1930, offering us no hope."
"How he not only recovered but lived another 32 years farming and doing carpenter work."
"Meeting a beautiful young lady, Nell Howell, in 1946 who would eventually become my wife, the mother of our five children, Ronald, Glenn, Beverly (me), Linda & Brenda (twins)."

Reflections of Yesterday on the Farm: $3.00