Since part of this blog is about travel, I thought I would highlight this adorable vintage alarm clock. I saw it being offered offered on E-bay today. Move fast, if you are interested.
I can almost - barely - sorta - remember seeing one of these in a motel room as a little kid. This I know for sure. If there was a coin slot, you could be sure I was begging mom and dad for a coin to put in it.
Did those "Magic Fingers" bed massagers ever work?
But, I still had to try.
Can you imagine having to put a dime in this clock - just to be sure you were up in time the next morning?
Somehow I can picture a traveling aluminum siding salesman walking into to a diner. He's horribly grumpy. You see, the night before, he was setting the coin-operated hotel alarm clock...and the dime got stuck. Then he tossed and turned all night long, afraid he would oversleep.
If only you could pack a small alarm clock in your suitcase.
Now THAT would be something.
"Maybe someday, someone will invent that," he thought.
But for now, he needs a lot more coffee.
The pastel aluminum siding* isn't gonna sell itself.
*A loungelistener photo - love that guy.