Saturday, October 8, 2011
This month I have some bricks on display at the Newport library. I got started with brick collecting by picking up discarded street pavers from around town.This KENTUCKY BLOCK was once part of a Newport street. Most street pavers come from Ohio, but not this one.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Cairo, Illinois is a historic river town where the Ohio River flows into the Mississippi. It is also one of America's most forlorn places. Don't believe me? Check out this video clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJW8lOzJJPE Becky and I arrived there in a rainstorm at night which made the deserted streets even more desolate. There were piles of bricks everywhere. With my flashlight, I could see that none of them were marked. All except one.
The Little Rock brick swap. It is a few minutes before 9:00 A.M. on Saturday morning. We have all spread out our bricks on the ground. Everyone has checked out what people have brought. You are allowed to put your foot on one brick to claim it before the whistle goes off. Pictured are the bricks I brought from Kentucky.. Being claimed is an 'H' brick and an old interlocking brick. I claimed an O.S.P. (Oklahoma State Prison) When the whistle goes off at 9:00, everyone starts grabbing bricks until they are all gone.