Saturday, January 5, 2019

Did you know Leo and I have been selling on eBay for more than 20 years?  Yes, it is true.  Actually, it started off with me trying to support my collections and Leo soon followed suit.  At first, Leo just packed boxes, but then when he realized the things he liked were on eBay, we were soon selling antique parts and cast iron doodads too. 

We have even traveled to eBay conventions and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting customers.  We have formed many friendships and business relationships through eBay.  It has been a rewarding time and we look forward to many more years.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Who Killed Karen Silkwood?

Why do I do what I do?  Resale, antiques, and collectibles help to solve my desire for continuous learning, treasure hunting, and mystery solving.  For example, the batch of vintage 1970’s and 1980’s pinbacks I found in a tin purchased at an estate auction a few years ago.  I had great fun exploring the different pins, imagining the anti-nuke activists, and then I had to find out who Karen Silkwood was.

Silkwood died in 1974 in a mysterious single-car crash, shortly after finding her person and home were contaminated by plutonium exposure.  She had worked for Kerr-McGee and became a labor union activist with nuclear safety concerns. 

Silkwood’s story was featured in a 1983 movie starring Meryl Streep that I now have on my “must watch” list.  Yes, I enjoy what I am doing, though it is not always very profitable work.  I now know the story of Karen Silkwood.  How did I miss that growing up?

Happy 2019 from Franks Stuff

Welcome, 2019!  Of course, I have a boatload of resolutions, but one of the main goals for 2019 is to communicate better with friends, families, and customers, so it is time resurrect this blog and share more on our Facebook page, Frank's Stuff