Sunday, March 13, 2011

How R you?

My hubby and I went junkin’ this weekend … and look what I found!!

A BIG 3-foot vintage industrial metal letter R!
I fell in love with it at first sight!  

I pointed at it and nudged my hubby, stammering, “I want it!”
He glanced at the pile of junk I was pointing at, “You want what?”
R you kidding me?!” he said.
Did he actually think I was joking? He’s lived with me for nearly 27 years!
You would think that by now he’d be used to my quirkiness!
Certainly he remembers that my maiden name
begins with the letter R.
Isn’t that reason enough to want
a HUMONGOUS letter R?!

“What are you going to do with it,” hubby asked.
“I don’t know, but I’ll think of something,” I said. “And, besides, it’s only $1!”
That’s right! The guy selling it only wanted a buck for it!!
And these days, you can’t even buy a vowel for $1!!

“I know what this is about,” he said. “You think Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz (American Pickers) are going to buy that R from you!”
“We’ll see…,” I smirked.
I know one thing for sure, that letter R is worth more than I paid for it
and I’ll prove it to him, if I ever decide to part with it.

Hubby grumbled all the way to the car while carrying the R.
{Did I mention that it weighs a ton?!!}
And all I can say is, that R still speaks to me.
Which is more than I can say for my hubby! (Just kidding!)
Give him time, he’ll come around…

This blog post was brought to you by the letter R!
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist!!)

♥ Vicki


Unknown said...

LOL, Vicki! This post was just too cute!! Enjoy your "R"....for darling hubby it probably stands for 'respite'!!!

dee begg said...


LOL! Awww....tell the hubby he will never know when that letter R may come in handy!


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

we just watched that episode last night..we love that show..and i am learning more about antiques and what to look for too.;)..I would love to find a Letter "C"..>)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

LOL! Love your post and the letter R. You certainly couldn't go wrong for a dollar.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

I SO appreciated your post!! Mike and Frank would be SO PROUD of you!! Wow!! Only a Buck?? What an amazing deal!! I work at a shop and know you could get a bundle for that R!!! Great job to both of you!!
Thanks for sharing and making my day!!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Girl~ That is wonderful funky junk.I would have bought it to even though I don't have R's could have made something up especially for a dollar.Wouldn't have even thought about it would have just shoved it in hubby's hands,paid the dear vendor and kept going.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Unknown said...

Love your R, I get the same irresistible urges, that defy explination.

MJL said...

Vicki, I'm reading thru your comments here and I see a comment about boycotting american women, "what's that all about"? No one you know I hope...but on to another subject...Love that "R" and you really know how to use it don't you!!! Terrific sense of humor...