Sunday, January 19, 2014

Reconnecting with a friend from the past.

Rickey Davis, Truck driving school, Texas, reconnecting with friends
Rickey Davis with his dog Baby

I do not normally write about too many modern day things on this blog since it is a blog devoted to things of a vintage and antique nature. However sometimes I have something I just want to share that does not fit into that category from time to time and this is one of those times. A few weeks ago (just after Christmas) I found and reconnected with Rickey Davis, who was my best friend from truck driving school. Back in the spring of 2005 I had made the decision to partake in a "big adventure" this big adventure took me down into the wilds of Texas (as most of you know I am from Oregon) where I went to truck driving school. While I was there I met the cutest southern boy my eyes ever did see! During our time in school we were pretty much inseparable and the best of friends. When the time came for our schooling to commence we each went to work for a different company, we moved and had different phone numbers yadda yadda yadda (you all know that song and dance where you were once inseparable and then you become hopelessly separated) there came a point in time shortly after truck driving school where we lost touch with one another.

However I do not give up that easily and I made it my quest to track down Rickey through hell or high water! After years of searching I found him on facebook he had just started a facebook page about 3 months ago, on his facebook page he mentioned writing a book and now a blog too. I could not believe it Rickey was a writer just like me! Rickey is an amazing writer, his writing is very raw, real and captivating. His writing pulls you and when you are done reading you find yourself wanting to read more (no I am not just saying these things because we are friends and I am not getting paid either). If you are interested in reading some of Rickey's stories and become a blog follower here is a link to his blog:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Queen for a Day!

I ran across this old article of me that was on the Queens of Vintage a few years ago now, I can not believe I never did share it with ya'll out there in blog land. Well you know what they say right? Better late than never! Here is the link to the Queens of Vintage website just in case you are not familiar with them:

Our beautiful Vintage Queen number 69 loves  the Twenties and Thirties. Whether she is portraying a Twenties cabaret dancer or flapper one day and then onto a Thirties housewife or socialite the next, she is the quintessential Art Deco Girl.
Brooksie started off getting into things of this nature from a very early age; she remembers listening to old time jazz and swing with her grandma at the age of five.
When she was in grade school her parents used to take her to the local pizza parlor where they used to show silent films from the teens and Twenties with an in house organ player just like in the old days.
She used to sit enthralled in front of the movie screen watching damsels in distress over root beer and pizza.
Brooksie started collecting small vintage accessories such as compacts, brooches, hankies, and scarves (she inherited her first vintage items when her grandma passed away when she was nine). She has been collecting accessories, vintage clothes, and antiques for almost three decades now.
Currently Brooksie lives in Portland Oregon, she is a vintage clothing model, buyer and seller of vintages clothes, she also sells vintage lingerie, small accessories, and jewelry at burlesque shows in the Portland area.
You can read more about the adventures of Brooksie on her blog at: