Category Archives: Glad I Saw It

Various items of interest in and around my suburban town.

Glad I Saw It: Random Crap from Here and There

I do love the colorful and quirky windows in our local shops. This stopped me on a day when I had to agree with the statement. See it for yourself while it lasts at the Essex Fine Arts Gallery.  

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Glad I Saw It: Curiosity and Art

We were waiting at a local barber shop as my son was getting a close-cropped cut, when my daughter tugged at my sleeve and pointed towards the door. A man was sitting near the front, by the door, and he had … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Artist

I have always had great admiration for those who can create the tangible out of imagination.

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Glad I Saw It: Pencil Dispenser

We haven’t stopped by our library since well before the holidays, so this was new to me. My first thought was that it was just a funky vintage feature. But then memories of dozens, scores, of dearly purchased pens and pencils … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Pins

I saw this collection of pins at Watchung Booksellers recently. Of course I loved the I can read! pin, but it was the Smile They’re Watching pin that I was glad I saw. There are a couple of other winning tidbits … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Mural

This is one of several murals at East Orange Campus High School. It makes me smile every time I pass it.

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Glad I Saw It: Dresses for Dancing

Yesterday, as my daughter and I walked around Nutley waiting for a birthday party to finish, we came across Shall We Dance. My daughter was entranced by the sparkle and fringe in the window, so we went in. It was … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Work

Two kind, diligent, humble men have been working at my house for the last week. They started out jackhammering concrete, then loading and stacking concrete, then digging and digging and digging. Today they are loading and sorting concrete. Then they’ll … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Old School Summer Relief

My son has rediscovered the original auto-tune: a metal fan. I remember spending many a hot summer day planted in front of a fan practicing saying my name or singing a song. I promised him I wouldn’t post the video … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Joy for Sale

We always spend one afternoon at the St. Sebastian Fair when it comes to town. The anticipation is half the fun — as long as it doesn’t turn into whining. My kids love the Dragon Coaster, and at three tickets … Continue reading

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