There was an estate sale down the street. The home was filthy and disorganized. Pawing through the squalor, I was able to find a few treasures, a spelling book from 1941, an old silk stockings box and a piece of vintage floral print barkcloth. The picket fence is vintage - used to surround tabletop Christmas trees. The coolest thing was, by far, a set of president figurines. Way-back-when you could buy these figurines one at a time from the A&P grocery store. Each week there would be a new president to buy. When he was six or seven years old my brother Dan played with them every day. One night at dinner, he said, "Ask me who the 17th president was!" Someone asked, and Dan knew the answer. As it turned out he knew all the presidents. In order, out of order - didn't matter. He knew which ones had beards, what years they served and so on. I was really tickled to find the set.