Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Terra cotta of the depression

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

While cleaning out the garage at Dad's place, I happened upon his tackle boxes.  I opened them up and found a nice collection of vintage lures.  Since all of these had red in them, I decided that they would make an appropriate Ruby Tuesday post.
The first lure is a wooden bait by the Heddon company.  It was produced between 1929 and 1935.  The bait is about 3" long.  Even in it's current condition, this lure is worth over $200 in the collector market.  The second lure is another Heddon bait, called the "Torpedo", for obvious reasons.  It is longer than the first bait, as it is nearly 5" in length.  I believe this bait is a little newer than the first one, but the value will still surprise you.  The final bait is nearly full size in the photo.  It is a Heddon "Punkin Seed".  It's gets it's name from the fact that it is shaped very similar to a pumpkin seed.  This little jewel is not quite 2" long, but it's value in the collector market exceeds $100.  I saw one sold on E-bay last week for that price.  I plan to display these, along with a few photos and other vintage fishing equipment in the home office.  Stay tuned, I have more of these that I will share with you next week.  Have a wonderful Ruby Tuesday all.

Friday, March 26, 2010

How Do You Like Me Now?

Blogger has launched a whole new series of tools, backgrounds etc. to customize your blog.  I'm going to be playing with these options over the next few days, so let me know when I hit one that you like.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Last week I took you to Milt's BBQ in Kyle, TX.  This week, we return to Kyle, TX.  Just a mile down the road from Milt's is Railroad Bar-B-Que.  As the name implies, it is sitting adjacent to the railroad tracks that run through town.  I suspect that this old building began life as a feed store or farmer's exchange.  Anyway, some of the best BBQ I ever put in my mouth is served here.  I had a three meat combo platter of  ribs (beef), brisket, and sausage.  It was amazing!  If you like BBQ you have to try this place.
Please note, BBQ in Texas is all about the beef and the smoke.  As far as Texans are concerned, truly great BBQ don't need no stinkin' sauce!!!  Just sayin'.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010