This little memo booklet is the type of thing I pick up at the flea market for 50 cents, and then get it home and wonder what I’m going to do with it. The truth is, I’m a sucker for anything printed with a map, especially something vintage. So I picked up this sweet little thing one day, and now I just have it hanging around where I can enjoy looking at it.
Even in 1940, the person who picked up this freebie at the Bank of America took it home and put it in a drawer and promptly forgot about it. So many things of this type survive by lying in a messy desk drawer for 60 years or so, to see the light of day only when it comes time to go to a retirement home, or for the family to start sorting through all the stuff.
Then at the estate sale, some dealer buys the entire desk drawer contents, piles it all in a box, and takes the box to the flea market where ephemera lovers like me prowl through it for that perfect little gem.
Like this little memo booklet.