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Treasure Chest Thursday: K Chin Prints

Treasure Chest Thursday: K Chin Prints

Last year when I was packing stuff up to move I came across these lithographs: The prints are very colorful.  All of them have the name K. Chin on them somewhere.  (You can see a little bit of the name in the bottom left hand corner of the tiger.) The prints are probably from the late 1960s or early 1970s.  I bet there are many people who grew up in the 60s and 70s who remember these prints.Seeing them again…

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The International Date Line

The International Date Line

For Treasure Chest Thursday, I’ve selected this cerficate from my Dad’s file: It was issued on the 4th of February 1952.  My Dad was stationed in Japan and Korea during the Korean Conflict.  I find on Wikipedia the article “Line-Crossing Ceremony” which shows different rituals used in the Navy. My Dad was in the Army not the Navy.  So, this colorful certificate was part of the ritual of his first transport by the Navy to Japan.  The Order of the…

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A Little Bank from the Oakland Bank

A Little Bank from the Oakland Bank

For Treasure Chest Thursday I wanted to share this little bank that belonged to my Dad: The bank is metal and has a little metal handle.  The bank is silver a green plate around it.  On the back is a little sticker that says “Georgie”.  I’ve never heard my Dad being called that.  Is it possible he got this as a child? The front says “The Oakland Bank, Oakland, Calif.”  I did a search on that in Google and also…

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In Case of Emergency Call A Priest!

In Case of Emergency Call A Priest!

For Treasure Chest Thursday, I’m posting this little booklet I found in my Dad’s old stuff some time ago.  My Dad’s family was Catholic.  They went to parochial school, did communion and confirmation, went to church on Sunday.  My Grandma was a regular church goer well into her 80s. I am not sure of the history of this booklet.  Was it a joke?  Was it given to my Dad seriously?  Maybe when he was drafted for the Korean Conflict his…

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