Monday, April 17, 2006
The Secret History
I'm in the process of digging up my backyard & I routinely come across all manner of items long buried in that soil. Primarily I find chunks of tar & pieces of broken glass, & I've found a bullet & a knife buried in my back lot, but yesterday I came across a tiny green bottle for Red Dragon Seltzer (click here to see an identical bottle). The bottle is tiny, which is probably the only thing that saved it from destruction over the years. I really wanted to be an archaeologist when I was a kid, so maybe this kind of thing is more appealing to me than to others, but I can't help but get excited over little secrets like this that the house slowly yields (like the silverware I found hidden under the floor when I ripped up the carpeting & removed a metal patch from the floor). Anyone else find anything worthwhile?