Monday, December 10, 2012

Come to "Show & Tell"

C'mon we KNOW you have cool old stuff tucked away in your garage, your attic, or maybe even on your office wall. It's "Show & Tell" time again at the Orange County Historical Society, this Thursday, Dec. 13th, 7:30pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., in Orange. Naturally, YOU are invited.

Rummage through your files, boxes and scrapbooks for a choice artifact or bit of memorabilia that helps tell us something about Orange County's past. Maybe you have a local orange crate that connects to a story about a parent who worked in a packing house. Perhaps you have your name badge from when you worked at Disneyland on opening day. What about great-grandpa’s branding iron, or a piece of flatware with the name of an early local hotel stamped on the back?

There will be a sign-up sheet when you arrive at the meeting. People will be called up in order of their position on the list. This event is also combined with the OCHS annual holiday social, so feel free to break out those Christmas sweaters or what-have-you.

Speaking of hidden treasures, one of our Orange County history friends, Tustin author Guy Ball, will make an appearance on A&E's "Storage Wars" tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
Guy writes, "Looks like 'my' Storage Wars show is on tomorrow, Tuesday, night for sure. (I'll be on for maybe 60 seconds and I'm calling it "mine." Cheeky, huh?) The episode is called 'A Tale of Two Jackets.' It's on the A&E network on your cable/satellite. My fingers are sooooo crossed that I didn't say anything too stupid or look like a total dork."

In addition to writing about Orange County history, Guy is also the world authority on vintage calculators. Undoubtedly the Storage Wars guys were picking his brain to learn the value of some old Texas Instruments behemoth (or something like that) which they won in a semi-blind auction.

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