Maybe in some obscure way I am trying to deny this heat really exists so I got Wesley up early this morning and we went to the flea market at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh. I love this place, but on a day when there is a code orange alert and it's supposed to be 102 later in the day, we probably should have stayed home. I noticed a lot of the vendors did not show up, smart on their part I would say, but the ones that were there were selling, good for them! I bought this little seahorse. I plan to make a mold of him for Christmas ornaments this year, so cute! I love sea horses, the fact that the male carries the eggs and all that.....ok, moving on......
I dug him out of this pile of iron stuff, I would have bought the whole wagon but Wesley reminded me I don't really need any more stuff, good girl!
Here is the real reason we went. Last year Wes bought the coolest army jacket, Vietnam era and she wore it all winter. The guy we bought it from had a bunch of these cases and we went to see him today. Of course he wasn't there, but there was another vendor with one. The only catch was that it was full of stuff and we had to buy the whole thing.
So we brought home this medic case for Wesley to take to college for storage, and we also got 2 white sailor hats, officers ties, army hats, brown t shirts, webbing, several pairs of gloves, 2 nice pairs of wool pants,chemical gloves that will be great for mixing glazes, chemical suits? a couple of small medic bags, and all kinds of other crap I have no idea what to do with. Anyway, it was fun digging through all the stuff, all of it was labeled with someone's name. It makes me wonder who all of these things belonged to, where are they now, have they survived battle, and this medic kit, what traumas has it witnessed. God bless the military for doing what many of us would never be able to, but really can we just stop having wars, it would be so much easier that way! Safe journeys to the soldiers out there, wherever you are.