I have been looking at hood ornaments this evening as I love them. We always had a running fox in my family. I started looking at them because I was thinking about the things people give for St. Valentine's Day, and I thought a hood ornament would be a good present. There are so many nice ones! You can't beat the art deco speed nymph, or perhaps a hippopotamus would be nice. I saw a great cheetah I think Enjah would love! The Pierce Arrow archer was a fine ornament. There's a site with drawings for hood ornament patents from the 20s-30s.
Some of them are teh weird.
Was just reading my first blog archive page from 2002. It's actually interesting. I'd forgotten a lot of the things, like being conscripted into a digital photo group called DOG. I am feeling a bit sad and nostalgic, and I loathe nostalgia. Nostalgia is a cousin of regret, which is a twin of worry (worry is in the future and regret is in the past but they are identical).
My pater, suffering under the Alzheimerical fog, once thanked me for saying, "I think of you every time I see a Chinook," and he added, "I do too, so to speak." Now when people say to me, "I miss you!" I say, "I do, too." *touches base*
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