Tuesday, December 29, 2009

World War I Nurse

Good Morning from San Antonio, Texas, the Shopping Capitol of the World. Well, at least it feels that way. Anyway, today's picture shows a World War I Red Cross Nurse. I really like the old cars, and I like the old-style clothes she is wearing.

Anyway, I mentioned yesterday that Mrs. PJM has taken me on a cross-state spending spree I am referring to as "The Great Spending Spree of '09". You can read in the comments on yesterday's post for updates on the budgetary damage done. Mrs. PJM is sitting over on the bed right now with her notebook detailing all the furniture items to be bought on our way home. Hopefully this nightmare will end today.

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  1. Did I mention that the Doubletree does not offer a complimentary breakfast? The Hampton Inn offers complimentary breakfast. The doubletree gives you a cookie when you check in, but I really would prefer complimentary breakfast.

    Mrs. PJM and I are currently in negotiations on breakfast arrangements. She suggests that the most efficient thing would be to eat in the hotel, leaving more time for furniture shopping. I suggest that as a matter of principle, we should not reward to hotel by purchasing breakfast, after they did not provide a free one. I suggest that McDonalds offer a wonderful breakfast of known price and quality, and that would be the most appropriate thing. Mrs. PJM suggests that for our situation today, time management is the item we will optimize on.

    PJM

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  2. UPDATE FROM THE ROAD

    DATELINE SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

    I just got a call from Discover Credit Card indicating that they are seeing unusual activity on my credit card, and wanted to know if the card had been stolen. For a brief moment I was tempted to say, "yes", thinking that would bring this spending spree to an end. Better judgement prevailed, and I told them no, that my wife is on a furniture buying expedition. I have to believe that if the credit card had been stolen, less budgetary damage would have been done.

    PJM

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  3. Well, at least you know that "Discover" is on the ball.

    You make me laugh. I vote with you for McDonald's.

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  4. I'm interested in her footwear. What are those straps around the calf? Some kind of protective thing?

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  5. Looks like the young woman is wearing lace up shoes and separate leggins that are kept in place with the straps. Quite nice looking, lose the hat and I would wear that outfit today.

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  6. PJM I am totally jealous! I love to shop and would love to be there to help your wife spend that money on something besides chicken coops!

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  7. Is she really interested in your input or just your chauffeuring? Your wife really seems to have you under her thumb.
    Personally, the $1 menu at McDonalds is fine, especially since they added sausage biscuits. Two biscuits and a coffee is a bargain.

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  8. I am female and I HATE to shop...once my husband told me if I bought another horse instead of a couch, he would have kill that poor sucker and roll into the living room for something to sit on....HA Now horses, that is another matter. FWIW, I did manage to buy a couch which we used for 18 years.

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  9. Elise: Those leggings are called puttees. You see a lot of soldiers, motorcycle riders, etc. wearing them. And nurses, apparently.

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  10. GeezerNYC & Anonymous: thank you for the info!

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  11. And don't forget that McD's has 'senior coffee' for about 59 cents. Judi (also from WY)

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  12. Next time, best to stay in a different hotel.
    The nurse looks just like my sister (not that she is a nurse, and she is still living) Do you know the picture lady's name?

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  13. Great photo - attractive subject.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL FROM NEW YORK CITY.

    PJM- we are here again, visiting my husband's aunt and seeing a broadway show.

    But we'll be leaving today - 12/30 - I don't want to be in Times Square on New year's eve

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  14. My great-great aunt Emma Howell was a rebel by her family's standards. During WW1, she drove an ambulance in Europe, horrors! She also drank and smoked and cursed. My dad loved her. :-) Sadly I never met her and no one really knows what happened to her after the war. There is only one known photograph of her in existence.

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