Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Workin', Emailin', and Writin'
Monday, July 28, 2008
Re: Where's the World's Largest Doctor's Bag?
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:45 AM
Subject: Where's the World's Largest Doctor's Bag?
I couldnt find its address for that. I know it is located in Wilmington, DE. Id really appreciated if u found the address or directions for that. Many thanks
Hi there - sorry for the delay, but we've been on the road for a week or so, and I needed to get out the Wilmington area map with the circle on it... While I didn't write down the address, I believe I located it on Google Maps while cross-referencing - If I'm looking at it right, the giant doctors bag should be here:
Not sure if this is considered Newark DE, Newport, Wlimington, or something else alltogether.
Nearest major navigation points would be Christiana hospital (which is a bit south and west of the Dr. Bag) and the Hale-Byrnes House...(which is just across Hwy 7/Hwy 4 to the East).
The Doctors Bag is sitting on the NE corner of a large building (medical? doctors offices?) that faces Stanton Christiana Road (Hwy 7/Hwy 4). You actually access it from Twin C Lane
Hope this helps, and gets you there! If you do go and see, would you write back with the business name in the large building, and address, so future seekers can have clearer directions?
Thanks for asking!
-Erika Nelson, Director, World's Largest Things, Inc.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
More Hobo Soup Fans
From Dick Stuck, Minneapolis, Minn., to his grandson Eric out in Portland,
"Eric, I got a very big kick out of the Hobo Soup you mounted on the web.
At the time I did that label, the originator of the soup, Lem Kaercher was in the state legislature. They happened to have a Saturday session when I took the finished art to Lem in the House of Representatives. He dropped everything and walked around and showed it to every one in the chambers. Forget the State's business, let's take care of the important business ... a soup label.
It's still the same label, and the soup is still in stores all over. I wish I were getting a percentage. I have an exhibit of my stuff at the Old Log Theater. No sales yet, but its only been up a week.
I really hope we can all get together again soon.
Best thing I've read all week. Hands down.
From the Catsup Bottle Lady, regarding the Hawaii Pineapple destruction...
Golden Spike, Council Bluffs IA
According to Roadside America, the monument is 56' tall, and marks the eastern terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad. The monument's dedication, April 28, 1939, coincided with Omaha's premiere showing of the film, "Union Pacific." Recently refurbished.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
YAY!!! W.L. Golden Spike is HUGE!!!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Products In the Mail
Thursday, July 24, 2008
From the Snail Mail In-Box: W.L. Pumpkin Pie, Circleville Ohio
W.L. Ice Cream Cone, Wadena (Verndale) MN
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
W.L. Last Supper Light Bright for sale on Ebay
An actual Lite-Brite toy has a black background which utilizes blank spaces as "black", but does not have actual black pegs. For artistic and Guinness certification purposes (now an official record, see below), I was unable to leave blank spaces. What to do? Unused pegs were painted black with several layers of a special glossy paint made specifically for plastics. The result is a strong-bonded paint that doesn't chip or flake in the slightest.
The pegs are fixed to the "canvas" with 8 layers of glue. Not just any glue, but non-fogging cyano-acrylate (the most expensive and hard-to-find of the super glues). This non-fogging glue was chosen for its unequaled bonding strength and the fact that it wouldn't discolor the pegs, inhibiting light transmission.
Corn of Corns
W.L. Velvet Elvis for sale on Ebay
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Newest Issue of "Big Idea" goes out today!
And, we're off tomorrow to Collinsville to the World's Largest Bottle of Catsup SummerFest, with a small portion of the collection. See ya' on the road!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
World's Largest Things and the Kansas Arts Commission
We'll be bringing an Illinois/Missouri/Route 66 collection with us to the upcoming Collinsville Catsup Festival this weekend.
Newsletters are folded and ready for address labels.
And, in the snail-mail today, a notification from the Kansas Arts Commission that we've received our first grant! It's earmarked for developing the financial bookkeeping side of WLT Inc., as well as support for attending the Society for Commerical Archeology conference in Albuquerque, NM.
Yay, Kansas Arts Commission!
Yay, World's Largest Things!
Yay, World's Largest Bottle of Catsup!
-Erika Nelson, Director, WLT Inc.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
World's Largest Golden Spike, Council Bluffs IA
Address: Council Bluffs, IA [Show Map]
Directions: 9th Ave. just east of South 21st St.
Hours: Daylight hours.