Saturday, April 27, 2013

In today’s mail

hoppy plate

I was a Hopalong Cassidy fan when I was a little kid, so I couldn’t resist throwing an opening bid of $4.99 at this 9½” Hopalong Cassidy plate the other day on Ebay. Nobody else wanted it, so I got it and it arrived in this morning’s mail.

Behind me is a framed piece of 1950s Hopalong Cassidy wallpaper, exactly like the wallpaper my parents used to decorate my room where we lived until the spring of my third grade year. I wonder if the paper is still there, under a few subsequent layers, or if it got scraped off.

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