Thursday, November 25, 2010

From Kovel's Komments - First Apple Computer Sets Record at Auction

First Apple Computer Sets Record

The first manufactured Apple computer, an important historic relic, sold Nov. 23, 2010, at a Christie's London auction for $213,600 (a record price for a personal computer sold at auction, according to Christie's). It was made in 1976 and sold then for $666.66 (about $2,600 in today's inflated dollars). It did not have a case, power supply, keyboard, or monitor, but it did have an assembled motherboard.  Others at the time were self-assembly kits.

The Apple-1 motherboard, No. 82, cassette board connector, keyboard interface, heatsink, and three capacitors are in the original shipping box with a letter signed by Steve Jobs. It only had 8K bytes of RAM.
Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
The house of representatives ... can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny. --James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788

Happy Thanksgiving to All - The First Thanksgiving Proclamation

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Give Thanks to God for this Great Nation

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor…”

See entire Proclamation here:

President George Washington
Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, October 3, 1789

On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation in United States history.  Thus began a national holiday that has been celebrated during times of war and peace, in times of plenty and in times of hardship. America has never stopped giving thanks to Almighty God for her abundant blessings.
Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"[R]eligion, or the duty which we owe to our creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and this is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other." --Virginia Bill of Rights, Article 16, 1776

Monday, November 22, 2010

SPI Games and Magazines

Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI) Games and Magazines

Vintage SPI Games and Magazines, New in the Box or Magazine, never opened. See at:

Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI) was an influential American publisher of board wargames and related magazines, particularly its flagship Strategy & Tactics, in the 1970s and early 1980s. It produced an enormous number of games and introduced innovative practices, changing the course of the wargaming hobby in its bid to take control of the hobby away from then-dominant Avalon Hill. It went bankrupt in 1982.

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Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence. So shall the life into which you have entered be the portal to one of eternal and ineffable bliss." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Jefferson Smith, 1825

This Month In History - Gettysburg Address

The American Minute:

NOVEMBER 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address where 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in a 3 day battle:

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure." Lincoln went on: "We are met on a great dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live...But...we cannot dedicate...this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it." Lincoln continued: "It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced...That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure." Lincoln ended: "That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
The house of representatives ... can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny. --James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tuesday's Twitters

Here's more Tuesday's Twitters--some funny--some not so.  Enjoy!

Grayson: Would You Have Any Grey Poupon?

Another non-Tea Party senator  We will remember in November 2012

Astronomers discover alien planet that may have come from another galaxy - AAAS

Everybody take a Viagra before heading to the airport!...

Senate votes to postpone massive cut in Medicare pay for doctors

What do you know about SB 510?~~~ Do Not Go Back To Sleep!:

Monitoring Texas Border from our home computer: U can, 2.Make your choice of 20+ cameras.Help control TX border!

Obama White House Hides Obamacare Waivers

Government At Work: Groping Children Is Preferable to Perceived Profiling

The use of strip searches at airports can be directly traced to the White House.

Remembering: Welcome to Maywood, Mexico CA becoming the Greece of the USA

Teachers Union President Directs Teachers Not to Teach

ZERO deepwater drill permits issued after O "lifts" ban.Heckuva job, Browner

Senate Bill S510 Food Safety Modernization Act Vote Imminent:Would Outlaw Gardening & Saving Seeds

National Security: It's Time To Hulk Out

Soros group maps out Obama strategy for next 2 years

"When freedom shivers in the cold shadows of true peril, it is always the patriots that first hear the call." Charlton Heston

The Wounded Warrior Project Because the greatest tragedy is being forgotten. Support this worthy organization.

"Texas Strikes Back." Fox News covers a portion of Texas' state-level efforts to secure the border:

"Stopping the EPA and Cap and Trade in Virginia"

Mark Ritchie Minnesota S.O.S. Helped Found Socialist Party With Ties to President Obama

OPEN SOCIETY: Soros Explains The Anti-Capitalist,Pro-Marxist Tactics He Uses to Fundamentally Transform Countries

Senator’s Shock Fantasy:FCC Tells FNC & MSNBC ‘Out..Off..End..Goodbye.’  Dream on,Sen Rockefeller!

The Fed's $600 Billion Bond Buy Lays Egg Here and Abroad

Stop that Dream act and Food Bill. Don't be stupid! Nobody has read them either!

The shady Shorebank bailout revisited

AMERICA What is the MEANING of OUR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE by the late great Red Skelton

High Honors: Living Soldier Awarded Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Service

The Ball's In My Court Now  What? No junk inspections of gov't officials & congressmen?

The PC Blanket is Over Any Debate Relating 2 Islam Remove the Blanket!  Never compromise our Constituional Rights!

Democrat Senators up for 2012 election & prime target for defeat  Don't forget RINOS Graham, Snowe & Collins

Sheila Jackson Lee Is Proof That If Breathing Weren't Automatic Some People Wouldn't

Penny and Doug

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Quote of the Day:
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." --James Madison

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This Month In History - Veterans Day


Veterans Day: This week, we celebrated Veterans Day. For some, Veterans Day represents a day off from work. For others, it’s not even a holiday…it’s just another weekday. And for yet others, the day recalls a passing awareness of significance, but not much beyond that.

But for the true American patriots among us, the day evokes a very deep and personal reverence. It combines elements of pride and sadness, and—always—respect. It is a sacred day, set aside to remember service, honor, bravery, duty, and sacrifice for the greater good. It is a day to remember those who served and are serving, so that we may enjoy the life and the freedom we have today.

For all those brave men and women that Veterans Day honors, we say “thank you” for your sacrifice and your service to our great country.

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
If not for the Military, there would be no USA!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Timesharing at Vacation Club International

This week we are highlighting Vacation Club International Timeshare Resort.
Vacation Club International is a quiet lakefront resort located in the Land Between The Lakes region at Canton, KY., approximately 1 hour 30 minutes northwest of Nashville, TN.

Vacation Club International is a small complex of 2 bedroom condos with full kitchen and dining area. The condos have a screened porch off the dining area for your enjoyment. Each units sleep 6 persons. Amenities on property include outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, game room, and VCR/DVD cassette players.  The resort has a Saturday check in procedure. 
The crowning feature of this resort is its location, fronting on the beautiful Lake Barkley, one of the two lakes which form the Land Between the Lakes.  A great location for a vacation of boating and water activities.

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For more information on timesharing, see our website at:

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. ... How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?" --John Adams, Diary, 1778

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Tupperware Story

The Tupperware Story
A Legendary Saleswoman Named Brownie Wise And The Tupperware Success Story

The Tupperware story is the story of an ordinary product sold in an extraordinary way. It is the story of a wonderful re-direction of focus and courage to do things differently. Had this business gone the same way as other normal business went, this too would have bitten the dust in about 5-10 years of existence after making some profit, some name, some niche in the market, and then die of a natural death.

The Tupperware product was then, as it is now a product of a very high quality. The plastic was excellent; the container models were and are till today extremely well researched and designed to give the best possible way of storing in the minimum possible space.

The product is bought and sold through the world, and today it is recognized as one of the most successful business stories in the world. A lot many other businesses modeled their style of marketing and selling on the Tupperware model and they succeeded, too.

See entire article at:

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Pictured Here: Tupperware Stackable Pie Plate

See our available vintage Tupperware at:
Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"If not for the military, there would be no USA".

Wedgwood Jewelry

Wedgwood jewelry

Various articles of personal adornment decorated with plaques of ceramic ware made by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd. Such articles (including finger rings, medallions, brooches, pendants, buckles, clasps, earrings) were often made by Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95) of jasper or black basalted earthenware, sometimes as a cameo or intaglio set in a metal mount.

Pictured above: Wedgwood Gold Filled Egyptian Pendant, available at our Mall Store at:

The mounts were of gold, silver or marcasite, or of cut steel frequently made by Matthew Boulton of Birmingham, c. 1790.

Other articles which have been made of, or decorated with, Wedgwood jasper include beads, combs, chatelaines, and scent bottles. The ground of the jasper ware is of various colours, e.g. pale blue, lilac, sage-green, yellow, and black.

Josiah Wedgwood II made, c. 1812-22, some medallions of bone China that were mounted as brooches.

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

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Penny and Doug

Quote of the Day:

"The dons, the bashaws, the grandees, the patricians, the sachems, the nabobs, call them by what names you please, sigh and groan and fret, and sometimes stamp and foam and curse, but all in vain. The decree is gone forth, and it cannot be recalled, that a more equal liberty than has prevailed in other parts of the earth must be established in America." --John Adams, letter to Patrick Henry, 1776

Friday, November 05, 2010

The Rubik's Cube

The Rubik's Cube is a 3-D mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture ErnÅ‘ Rubik. Originally called the "Magic Cube", the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toys in 1980 and won the German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle that year.  As of January 2009, 350 million cubes have sold worldwide making it the world's top-selling puzzle game. It is widely considered to be the world's best-selling toy.

Pictured here: Rubik's Cube, Vintage 1980 puzzle game, available at our CHShops Mall Store at:

In a classic Rubik's Cube, each of the six faces is covered by 9 stickers, among six solid colours (traditionally white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow). A pivot mechanism enables each face to turn independently, thus mixing up the colours. For the puzzle to be solved, each face must be a solid colour. Similar puzzles have now been produced with various numbers of stickers, not all of them by Rubik. The original 3×3×3 version celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2005.

Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support." --Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, part 2, 1792

Tuesday's Twitters

Here's more of Tuesday's Twitters--some funny--some not so.

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." - G. Washington

Privatizing Social Security The best answer to reforming the Social Security system

Atlas Shrugged': From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years

The Founders desired every American to be able to accumulate wealth…

Joe Biden’s Mouth – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Get Hoopified RISE UP --- musical video Millions for Road Signs?: That's Stimulating? - ABC News

No,Obama's middle initials should be OV, On Vacation ; How about OV on OPM - other people's money? OURS!

Sen Bennett (D-CO):"we had nothing 2 show 4 debt incurred by stimulus package" Big Spender now fiscal hawk????

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

Sign of our current financial times

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. -Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Baseball anyone because Obama at the Bat & Palin pitching YouTube:

MY GUN CONTROL PLAN: CLEANED, OILED, LOCKED & LOADED // i call gun contol 6 shots in a tight ring

If Thomas Sowell, Ben Stein & Chris Christie make you smile Visit you will fit right in...

Books for Heroes Charitable Foundation needs your help.Make a donation 2 help cover shipping expense of books.

A people free to choose will always choose peace - Ronald Reagan (Makes you wonder why the Muslims never have peace)

The average patient in Parkland,TX hospital in maternity wards is 25 years old, married and an illegal immigrant.

Muslim Enclaves USA Islamist groups are hard at work creating Muslim states-within-states in the U.S

A friend of mine just started his own business ................ making landmines that look like prayer rugs. It’s doing well. He says Prophets are going through the roof.
Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession."   -George Washington

Thursday, November 04, 2010

This Month In History: Washington's Farewell Address

Nov. 2, 1783: Gen. George Washington delivers his “Farewell Address to the Army” near Princeton, N.J., in which he refers to the Continental Army as “one patriotic band of brothers.”

Of his soldiers, whom he says displayed “invincible fortitude in action,” Washington offers his “prayers to the God of Armies,” adding that “may the choicest of Heaven's favors both here and hereafter attend those, who under the divine auspices have secured innumerable blessings for others.”

Painting of Washington’s Farewell to his Officers by Alonzo Chappel (1828–1887).

Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions. The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the tyranny mediated against them." --George Washington