this is a pew rack
Is that a word? Pew rack? It's a rack that attaches to the back of a church pew to hold the hymnals. I found it 25 years ago and painted two coats of good white enamel paint on it, then I added the Krazy Kat artwork. Click to embiggen.
25 years later some kind of shellac oil gunk is creeping up through the paint. Actually it has been gradually discoloring over the last couple of years. I took this photo to have some record of it before it looks like a an old man's tattoo, which it surely will a dozen years from now.
Kind of heartbreaking. It's like a part of the family, as much as an inanimate object can be. And all we can do is watch it fade away. Sigh.
ATTN JED and the whole world:
YES YES YES, I listen to books-on-tape. I go through them like candy, on my drive to and from work. YES, I consider $4 a book a bargain. (Jed that is what I pay at amazon - 1 cent for the book, plus 3.99 postage). I have never found a used bookstore that sells them that cheap. But I do occasionally find them for 50 cents - $2 at tag sales and library sales. A couple of weeks ago I got 36 top-notch books-on-tape for $20. That's 72 cents a book, so not bad at all.
SO - if anybody wants to unload any, let me know. I won't listen to "just anything" but I listen to a huge variety of stuff. Jed, I listened to a James Bond novel and enjoyed it immensely. That was surprising because I hate the movies.
Dear google: Did I say books-on-tape enough to make this show up in searches? Perhaps I should spell books on tape without hyphens, and include the word "audiobooks" as well. Maybe I'll throw in books on cassette (they are usually cheaper than used CDs. I think libraries and used book stores may be paying ME to haul them away someday soon...). I prefer cassettes. Because they are cheaper, and because I have a cassette player in my car.