Nice gauge, nice folding ruler. Scary scythe (dull, thankfully). She has a strong affinity for sharp things that I’ve noted before. Should I be worried?! Like the red paint still visible on the blade. Collector’s Weekly has a nice article, Antique Rules and Rulers, that you might want to check out.
One of the sales we hit had 100 years of accumulated valuables, junk, and dirt. While not comfortable to paw through, we both found some great stuff. We used our iPhone flashlights to navigate the terrifying basement, and that’s where she found the documents above. She had a strong curiosity about the person who wrote them, and she and a good friend spent quite a while deciphering them and imagining who the writer was and what they would have been like.
The tortoiseshell sunglasses are pretty amazing, aren’t they? And she’s been looking for a pipe for a while now. She seems to have developed a strong crush on gavels, and of course, her key obsession, you’ve already heard about.