#105: eBay Lament
We’ve all been here, right? I’ve got you by my side? The heartrending pain that descends deep into the bowels of your being after losing an auction on eBay. The subsequent soul searching, all of life’s questions staring you dead in the eye…yeah, life’s tough. OK. But I really, really wanted this one.
Late 1930’s or 40’s Jantzen sweater, knit paratrooper motif. Absolutely amazing, and so individual not only for the design but because of what it represents about America during the time it was made, when the people and the government stood behind one common goal — *company breaks into a chorus of You’re a Grand Old Flag* Ha! Look at me, sittin’ here pretending I know things. Anyway, this sweater is beyond, and for $300 bones at auction, it should be. Congrats, whoever you are.
This guy. I love him.
A penny saved is a penny earned. (And a penny that can be applied to more shopping. This weekend, if you’re in New York check out ACL’s Pop Up Flea.)