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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Chernobyl Donor Pin


It’s a little fuzzy, sure.  That’s because I photographed it in its plastic pouch.  So, sue me.

The event at Chernobyl happened 30 years ago now.  This Russian-made pin was probably given to people who donated money to help those who had been displaced by the explosion and resulting radioactive contamination.  It’s 3″ top to bottom and 1″ wide.  Enamel on some sort of pot metal.  Quite light.

It’s listed as being rare.

How to Repurpose a Tailgate

This is in Cromona KY.

Piedmont Racing


From 1982 to 1988 Piedmont Airlines, apparently feeling flush in good times and with an infusion of cash from Norfolk & Western Railroad, ventured into NASCAR.  They were the first airline to do so.  They sponsored Richard Childress’ team from Ricky Rudd to Sterling Marlin.  This iron-on patch is 3.75″ wide and 2.5″ deep.  Incidentally, Piedmont was the 10th largest airline in the U.S. at the time.  I think United owns the name now.

Strange sight

Warning!  Below is a picture of a dead animal.


I had just finished taking some pictures of a tunnel on a railroad line between Eastern and Hueysville KY, when my buddy motioned me over to look at this.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  I hope it was an act of sentiment on the owner of the dog, but that’s unlikely, I suppose.
There’s also the carcass of an elk close by.  It was kind of creepy.

Here’s the picture:


Running for Magistrate


My stepdad would have taken one look at this and said, “Yep, that’s one of those DAMN-ocrats.”