Hello readers! Thanks for all the supportive comments and e-mails about the memoir excerpt. In this picture, I'm sitting in my office at work holding a postcard of my little friend Blythe. It's Jim Jones' birthday today, and I've been having an odd day from beginning to end, so no surprise there. I spent some time in a great toy store in Detroit, the Ye Olde Toy Store on Harper which in addition to being where I adopted Baby Grouchie has some excellent toys for very good prices. I bought a bunch of Pistons' dinnerware in case I want to have a formal dinner party (much better than fine china and people aren't so nervous about breaking it). It's also very close to one of my ex-boyfriend's birthday, the one obsessed with Krusty the Klown. I asked the owner if there was any Krusty stuff and she said, There's an older gentleman that comes in and buys whatever I have. Bingo! After a few details, I knew that it was him. I managed to get the last Krusty item, a blow-up Krusty punching bag which mimics the only gift I ever received from my Grandpa Charlie, a Bozo punching bag. Like much of Detroit, the toy store is struggling to stay in business so if you're in the area and need a dose of nostalgia and some toys you could never even imagine like a Dylan barbie from 90210, please go in and buy stuff. Baby Grouchie will thank you. And as you all know, he's the real star and brains of this blog.
Ye Old Toy Store
29929 Harper Ave St Clair Shores, MI 48082
Now I'm going to watch the Pistons. And I'll be back at you tomorrow!