Thursday, December 22, 2005

Matchless Memorabilia ~ 3


Harry Caray's in Chicago, 33 W. Kinzie, phone:
312-h-o-l-y-c-o-w (believe it or not!). Hubs got this one when he took his mom to visit his brother.

Hyatt Regency Houston. I stayed here at another "Special Event" convention.


The maroon one:
Hyatt Regency Maui, on Kaanapali Beach in Lahaina, Maui. As close to paradise as I'll ever get. Sorry this one is so dark.

Fontainebleu Hilton, on Miami Beach. I am old enough to remember when this was simply the Fountainbleu (no Hilton's included). I stayed here for another of the "Special Event" conventions. They have a fabulous cocktail lounge, where you can "see and be seen".

Peachtree Plaza, in Atlanta. I have recently posted postcards from this hotel.

The next one is from a now-defunct restaurant in Raleigh known as Peachtree at Six-Forks. In a much larger city, this place would have made it big. It was ahead of its time and the population here.

The Rusty Harpoon (Daquiri Capital of the World). The reverse says "Ask not what you can do for your daquiri, but what your daquiri can do for you!!" This place is located in Whaler's Village, Kaanapali Beach, Maui. I don't really recall being in that bar, so I must have had a few daquiris too many. I already know what they can do for me!

Betty's Bawdy House (successor to Mabel's House of Ill Fame) in Houston, TX. They actually give free S&H Green Stamps here! "Play Bango - Each Saturday night - Take a chance on a new mattress- no waiting in line - fun on the run." Reverse: "Lady Chatterley's Lover - trained personnel. Commercial rates for salesmen and bankers, affiliated with National House Association and Done and Broadstreet." I KNOW I never visited this place - so it must be hub's acquisition.

Kitty O'Sheas: an Irish Entertainment Tavern in the Chicago Hilton and Towers. I never went here either. The only time I was in Chicago, I was too young for cocktail lounges.

16 comments:

Jamie Dawn said...

Happy 20,000 hits and counting!!

Maui is indeed a gorgeous place. We went there several years ago when our kids were pretty little. What great memories we made there!

Joan said...

Hello, Michele sent me today. I collect matchbooks, too! You have some pretty cool ones - I especially like the Rusty Harpoon and Kitty O'Sheas. Mine tend to be much more run-o'-the-mill, though. Thanks for sharing!

Duke_of_Earle said...

Good stuff, KJ. Wasn't Maui fantabulous? Gotta go back someday.

Sorry I wasn't number 20,000, but congrats on the milestone! Aren't bloggers great?

Have a great Christmas! (That's an order!)

John

mar said...

oh, the collection! I told you already, I have one I am sure you do not have... to be posted in Jan 06. Judy, have a very merry Xmas. I am here via Michele's this time but you know I love your site and come on my own as well.

margalit said...

My mom collected matchbooks too, from all over the world. She had a HUGE brandy snifter (more like an aquarium) filled with the best of them, and rotated them often. She collected for many years and had thousands of them. I never knew what happened to them.

Here from Michele.

Carmi said...

Tiny glimpses of past history. I'll bet whoever made or ordered the matchbooks never thought that they would be someday collected and assembled as the basis for such a fascinating journey.

Way cool.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I have some old ones too. I should look through them and tell you about them sometime.

Prego said...

Eclectic collection! My wife and I tried to save corks from bottles of wines. Eventually we kind of gave that idea up.

Here from Michele today - nice to see you as always.

p

Dak-Ind said...

i used to collect match books to places fun that i went (hilton in reno things like that)but then, i was a smoker adn i used em! and of course now with the strong anti smoker senitment i dont see match books around much anymore. you do have some neat ones.

michele sent me

Paul said...

My son had a matchbook collection from the time he was about in the first grade. It disappeared over the years. Can't find matchbooks much any more. And you have to plead for them at the neighborhood convenience store.

srp said...

Been to the Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta. Isn't it amazing how many streets and buildings are named "Peachtree" there? Boggled my mind.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Love these matches, Judy...What a GREAT collection...I came her via Michele and noticed that you were passed over..so, here I am!

kontan said...

neat collection! other comments reminded me that i really don't see matchbooks much anymore, must take effort sometimes!

here via michele

atpanda said...

Awe! I stayed at a condo just north of Kaanapali on my honeymoon. Did you do the bike ride down Haliakala (sp)?

atpanda said...

COURSE we did the bike ride! I'm so sad for you that you didn't get to do all the fun stuff on the island. So you didn't do the road to Hana either? OK, you need to go back... :-)

We went to Kuwaii and Maui on our honeymoon. LOVED Kuwaii. Seriously, it is gorgeous. If you're outdoorsy at all...

Lish said...

I pick up matches at every bar or restaurant that has them, and I don't smoke. Yet one more thing we have in common.