Sunday, August 02, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
It's been a grumble among Antique Dealers that the younger generation today doesn't like, doesn't appreciate Antique Furniture, for various reasons beyond price - they have small apartments, they move around frequently, they want to change their decor every few years ...
The reasons go on-and-on ...
Here at 13909 Antiques, we've been fortunate that a score, or two, of young people have indicated they prefer Antique Furniture over Ikea Furniture, or other modern furniture found in the big box stores.
Along with the craftsmanship, the beauty, Antique Furniture isn't going to fall apart in a year, or two, or, the first time you move (we know of at least one Moving Company that will not insure Ikea Furniture when moving it).
Well, sadly, here's another reason;
IKEA Offers Free Wall Anchoring Repair Kit for Chests and Dressers Due to Tip-over Hazard After Two Children Died
"WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, Pa, is announcing a repair program that includes a free wall anchoring kit, for their MALM 3- and 4-drawer chests and two styles of MALM 6- drawer chests, and other chests and dressers. The chests and dressers can pose a tip-over hazard if not securely anchored to the wall.
IKEA received reports of two children who died after MALM chests tipped over and fell on them. Consumers should immediately stop using all IKEA children’s chests and dressers taller than 23 ½ inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29 ½ inches, unless they are securely anchored to the wall. The free wall anchoring kit should be used to secure MALM and other IKEA chests and dressers to the wall ..."Very sad, tragic news indeed.
But to this point, unless your child happened to be born on the planet Krypton, he or she isn't going to pull down an Early Century Oak Hutch, or a 1930's Mahogany Dresser.
In fact, it's very likely, with such a piece, your children's grandchildren will be able to pass down that Early Century Oak Hutch, or a 1930's Mahogany Dresser, to their grandchilden, thanks to the craftsmanship, that it is solidly built.
So, next time you need such a piece of furniture, skip the box stores and malls, and visit 13909 Antiques, or, depending where you are reading this from, your local Antique Dealer.
290 Moody Street
Waltham MA 02453
Summer Business Hours (June-July-August)
Monday: Off - By Appointment
Tuesday: Off - By Appointment
Wednesday: 11AM - 7PM
Thursday: 11AM - 8PM
Friday: 10AM - 6PM
Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Sunday: 11AM - 4PM
Come by, 13909 Antiques ... Everywhere you look, you'll find a gem, a unique item, or that long-sought piece you were lookling for ... Some say we remind them of their Grandparents house ... We have a bevy of Antique and Vintage furnishing, lamps, knic knacs, costume jewlery, old magazines , Vintage Glass and much, much more ... If you like to rummage, 13909 Antiques is the place for you ... Open until 8PM on Thursdays, and we now offer Gift Certificates!
Store Policy - Don't be shy ... You won't insult us by making an offer, we, graciously , listen to all offers
(Cross-posted from 13909 Antiques)
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Saturday, September 13, 2014
"Oh woe is me ..."
That about sums up the lenghty outpouring today of the former Governor Gaucho, the Appalachian-Hiking, Secret-Brazilian-Lover Mark Sanford of South Carolina.
He took to Facebook to annouce calling off his pending wedding to that Secret Brazilian Lover, fiancée María Belén Chapur, and rambles through the Fields of Elysia, giving a H/T to God in airing the dirty laundry of his divorce proceedings.
A snippet from his Appalachian-long Facebook post;
"...She wanted full control of their custodial accounts which were very significant in size, I gave it. I did these things for two reasons. One, because my good friend Cubby Culbertson had reminded me that it was all God's - and if he wanted you to have more, you would…and if he wanted you to have less, you would have less. He accordingly strongly advised against spending money and time and controversy fighting over things that God ultimately controlled ... "To which the kids over on Gawker have some advise for Sanford;
"Lawyers, alas, may actually be more powerful than God."
He tells of his ex-wife putting demands on him, like drug and alcohol testing and this;
" ...Finally, Jenny and her lawyer also go on to ask me to undertake an array of programs and evaluations, each one more riveting than the next ..."Without using the actual word, acting as a martyred Eddie Haskell, our former Governor Gaucho is actually calling his ex-wife a bitch
With a woe-is-me-smile, and heavy heart.
And, he seems to disengage himself, that all these troubles he's blaming on God, are actually the result of him lying, taking on a Secret Brazilian Lover, and putting on he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, when, in fact, he was flying down, to Rio.
Typical corrupt Republican - it's always someone else's fault.
You can read more about it;
TPM: Mark Sanford Unloads Custody Battle Details In Agonizing Facebook Post About Breaking Up With His Fiancée
Wonkette: Mark Sanford Leaves The Appalachian Trail; Also, That Chick He Was Banging The end of the affair
Oh, the Retro Part;
Like A Lover
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Even if you have been paying minor attention, over the past weeks, and months, to the know-famous NFL-Ray Rice Domestic Abuse Scandal - let's get in the vernacular - NFL-RayRicegate is what we can start calling this - Rollo Tomasi is now entering, center stage.
TMZ released a video yesterday, showing for all, the 1-2-combo punches of the now unemployed NFL running back, his then-girlfriend-now-wife, dropping like a sack of potatoes.
It's eeire and heartsicking.
And, when it happened, Rice's then-girlfriend-now-wife made statements about "mutual combat' and was at Rice's side, apparently during the interview with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and, at a press conference.
I don't know if even the most ignorant and terrible police department would interview a wife beater, with the victim in the room
Rice received, to the outrage of the world, a paltry 2-game suspension, and, actually, no discipline from the NFL team that employed him, the Baltimore Ravens (who were formerly the Cleveland Brown, who then-owner Art Modell moved them in the dead of night to Baltimore).
So, up until yesterday, the NFL, and Roger Goodell, and the Baltimore Ravens all thought they could get away with it.
But TMZ's video, which, according to hotel people where the abuse occured, the NFL never asked for it, has exposed the NFL, Roger Goodell, and the Baltimore Ravens as a gaggle of Roland Tomasi's.
They're not getting away with it.
And, now that we have an NFL-RayRicegate bubbling up, a classic Nixonian "who knew what and when", the weight of their deception is only buidling.
Charlie Pierce has a good take;
" ...The National Football League was exposed as either mendacious or shockingly unempathetic. Commissioner Roger Goodell was exposed as either a liar, or as someone who should not be allowed to count his own money. (Olbermann's right. He's got to go, but he won't, because most of the NFL owners think he's handled the whole thing splendidly.) The Ravens organization was exposed as a rat's nest of soulless, profit-driven drones. (And I hope nobody in the head offices of either the NFL or the Ravens misled the local prosecutors, who now also look like idiots on the national stage, and very likely are looking for someone to blame.) And, finally, Ray Rice is out of a job ..."Keith Olbermann has called for a bevy of heads
Eric Wilber of Boston.Com has said "Goodell Needs to Go"
Chadd Fin of 'The Boston Globe' offers - No One Looks as Horrible as Ray Rice, but NFL, Ravens Sure Did Try.
When you look at this scandal, and, perhaps, Major League Baseball's plunging it's head in the sand over the steriod abuse, it's blatent how the greed over the billions these sports produce takes priority over the "right thing" to do.
Once in professional sports, there was a man, the first commissioner of Major League Baseball, Federal Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who was faced with a scandal, and, didn't hesitate what to do, didn't concern himself with the greed of the game, and took definitive, and swift action - For gambling, and changing outcomes of games, he banned eight Chicago White Sox players (many say Shoeless Joe Jackson didn't deserve it), for life, the infamous Chicago Black Sox Scandal.
Instead, now, we have a gaggle of Rollo Tomasi's.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
News Item: NFL 2014 KICKOFF
10. Seattle Seahawks considering using Mercy Rule this season
9. New 49ers stadium has system crash, lose all scores and stats, need to reboot and start game over
8. Memo leaked, President Obama authorizing use of Drones if Chicago Bears fall behind by more than two touchhdowns this season
7. NFL anounces relocating championship game to Crested Butte, Colorado, for the Anheuser-Busch-sponsored “Whatever, U.S.A. Superbowl"
6. Wes Welker invites fans to his place for "Welker Whatever USA" party
5. Tim Tebow now wants to join Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad
4. NFL annouces giving all players concussions, that way, everyone even and on the same level
3. After hard hit, Ray Rice threatens to beat tacklers wife
2. Johnny Football to trademark name, sue NFL unless they change name to National Manziel League
1. In major surprise, Washington team changes logo to Sticks-and-Stones
Bonus NFL Riffs
Top Ten Cloves: Ways To Tell Your Next Door Neighbor May Be Conducting Illegal Dogfights
Retro Garlic ... How Much Is That Michael Vick In The Window ...
Top Ten Cloves: Things About Condoleezza Rice Becoming NFL Commissioner
Developing Story! Tancredo: Shut Down Super Bowl; Says Two Black Coaches "Amounts To Segregation"
Flutie Sends "Cease-and-Desist" Letter To Media Over 'Hail Mary' References Regarding Surge
Sunday, August 31, 2014
They took in rogue players, hit hard, sometimes dirty, and, during that period, permanently paralyzed one player for life.
As then owner Al Davis used to say - "Just win, baby!"
Perhaps we can say the Ferguson Police is the Oakland Raiders of Police Departments - and this doesn't included the recent gunning down and kiling of Michael Brown.
At least 6 Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter have been named in lawsuits
In four federal lawsuits, including one that is on appeal, and more than a half-dozen investigations over the past decade, colleagues of Darren Wilson’s have separately contested a variety of allegations, including killing a mentally ill man with a Taser, pistol-whipping a child, choking and hog-tying a child and beating a man who was later charged with destroying city property because his blood spilled on officers’ clothes.
One officer has faced three internal affairs probes and two lawsuits over claims he violated civil rights and used excessive force while working at a previous police department in the mid-2000s. That department demoted him after finding credible evidence to support one of the complaints, and he subsequently was hired by the Ferguson force.
With a track record like this, we may surmise that Officer Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown wasn't an isolated case, but, rather, a pattern of systematic aggression employed by the Ferguson Police Department.
Tasering a mentally-handicapped person ... Hog-tying a 12-year-old ... Beating a prisoner, and than charging him with a crime for getting blood on their uniforms ...
Al Davis, and the old Oakland Raiders would be cheering them on ...
Just win, baby!
I don't know if there's enough Mr. Clean products to scrub the Ferguson Police of it's dirty, rogue cops.