Way Cool Old Things

WARNING… this is a long post, but wanted to share lots of photos….

Bill and I planned a visit to the Washington City Historical Museum here in Utah today, but before we went there, I had to go and get what was left of the color cut out of my hair so I can be naturally grey now. Well, grey (salt) with a sprinkle of my natural dark brown (pepper) throughout… How do you like this “way cool old thing.. 🙂 ??


Then, after lunch, we headed out to visit the museum. Oh my… lots and lots of “way cool old things” there… Take a look.

The grounds outside of the Washington City Historical Museum are surrounded by giant old trees like this one. So beautiful…


And there is a playground for kids and lots of picnic tables making it a perfect place to enjoy an afternoon with family and friends…


But for me, the real fun began when we stepped inside the museum, and saw all of this “way cool old stuff…”



How cool is this? Butch Cassidy is on the left and his good friend is on the right.


How about this for all my friends/family that play piano…


This man passed away just a few weeks ago but donated his entire arrow-head collection to the museum.


This is but a small part of his collection that lines the walls of the museum.


This is the WWII dedication. All but two of them came home.


This was used to make homemade root beer. We were told you could buy bottles and caps at the local market.


This was used to separate the cream from the milk…


This is a cheese wheel. Apparently, your mother would send you to the store and tell you how much cheese to buy and they would put the BIG cheese round on this and set the dial to how much you need..


Can you imagine how long it would take to do your laundry in this..? No wonder women were so tiny, and worn out … just saying….


This was on a lazy Susan of sorts and housed all different sizes of nails, screws, and other hardware…


A way old, but way cool, telegraph key… look how far we have come….


How about these old but cool irons…


So the lady giving us the tour (shame on me I forgot her name) told us this is her favorite piece in the museum… it is a three in one piece. Pictured below it is an ironing board. The piece is still being made by the Amish community…


It also converts into a step stool…. very nice….


And, it also converts into a seat for a child… If you had a very young child ,we were told the child would be secured in by wrapping a large piece of material around the child and tying it behind the chair to secure the child in…. I can only imagine how many very young children wiggled loose and fell on the floor… Of course, like the saying goes… “what doesn’t kill you, will make you strong…


Look at this early 4 slice toaster…. just put your bread on each side, put near an open fire and …. before you know it … toast!!! OMG! See how far we have come….


And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better we saw this antique waffle maker…. lift the lid and you can make waffles… how way cool and old is that…?


Then last but not least…. we saw this old camera so we thought anyone into photography would like to see this… have no idea how old it is but it was in the museum so I thought I would share it as well….


Bill/Bro and I are so loving our new life adventure…. Everyday is new and exciting… and we just couldn’t ask for anything more… We are so appreciative and thankful for the blessings we have been given….

Stay Tuned!

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle Hamson
    Jul 09, 2015 @ 21:56:14

    You are having way too much fun and you look so beautiful! I love the gray on you.:) I love all these wonderful antiques and I am so happy you are happy and having the time of your life.. you are so deserving! Love you and keep posting those incredible pictures!


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Jul 09, 2015 @ 23:35:06

    Oh I love your hair! It is very becoming. That is exactly how my hair was about 10 years ago. So since I am 74 now and your 60 something yours maybe all Silver before too long. Wouldn’t trade it for any of the colors I use to use and imagine the money I have saved! Glad you are having fun and I called your Mom the other day and all is well at the home front! Love you guys! Keep having fun! ❤️


    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 10, 2015 @ 00:36:22

      Thank you Aunt Ellen. Bill and I have every intention of keeping on keeping on… So glad you called mom and that all is well there… lots of love and big hugs being sent your way from us… XoXo


  3. gotham girl
    Jul 10, 2015 @ 14:10:15

    LOVING the new look!!!! Isn’t it so freeing?!? Not to mention the condition of your hair itself. Love all the oldies but goodies…keep on showing us your new world! xoxo MORE!!


  4. Karen Reno
    Jul 10, 2015 @ 15:24:40

    The waffle maker is my favorite. I love your new look. You remind me of pictures of those really young chicks that prematurely gray. ha ha! This new life surely agrees with you. Love your posts and keeping in touch. XXOO


  5. katsbynp
    Jul 13, 2015 @ 02:55:42

    Love your new look!
    So many cool things!! Thanks for sharing your pictures and allowing us to capture a part of the new life!


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