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Nutcracker trendsetters – AJ and Glenda

November 11th, 2015 ·1 Comment

Der Bingle has said over the decades that I have always been a little ahead of trends – even to the point of adding the suffix “oid” to unlikely nouns before the first factoid appeared. Well, I have always like nutcrackers, scarfing them up at GoodWill and Rummage Sales for bargain prices. Glenda, my first cousin, who doesn’t have a AmeliaJake-type code name – but may want one – also is a nutcracker aficionado.

Now, i see nutcrackers in Crate & Barrel catalogues and on store shelves – all sorts of fancy ones. I’m sticking with my original guys, some of whom have names, and I’ll let the dilettantes spend big bucks and maybe in a couple of years, I’ll scoop some up from GoodWill shelves when the trendy folks spotlight something else. Those will probably have some scuff marks and maybe a missing arm or whatever; they will fit right in. It ain’t really class unless it’s got a nick or a chip or a dent from the fall from a mantle.

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  • 1 pottermom // Nov 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    My daughter Hannah loves nutcrackers. She has her collection out all year long. She said that when she gets her own house she wants five foot nutcrackers to put by her door….. all year long. Her house will be known as the “nut-house” and since she’s white it will be the “cracker – house” so I guess that means it will be the nut-cracker-house.

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