Sunday, December 14, 2008

Arlene Has Money For You

I don't even know Arlene, but apparently she has money for me. Why is that, do you suppose?

Maybe she owes me money from way back. I don't think I ever knew any Arlenes, but maybe she changed her name. Or possibly Arlene bought an IOU from somebody I know. Could it be an old gambling debt? I see that she operates on both coasts - LA and Allendale, New Jersey. But I've never been to either of those places. Or gambled.

But this mystery is solved merely by reading the rest of the ad. Arlene just wants me to sell some of her California Christmas cards for her. Santa in shorts, I guess, roller-skating in Venice. Or a bunch of elves coming out of Starbucks with iced ventis. Palm trees with tinsel.

Arlene also sells "everyday cards." Whatever could they be? IOUs, perhaps.

11 comments:

KiKi said...

I may have to look into this...sure could use the extra money! haha.

Bill said...

Your musings on the composition of a California Christmas are a hoot.

The governor dressed as Santa, intoning "I'll be back," might I add?

Frogs in my formula said...

Arlene's been making cards so the world can sell them? And she wants to pay ME for it? I wish I'd known about this sooner! Lol.

Amy said...

yes I could use the money too, I wonder if Arlene is still alive? hmmm....

Exaggerato said...

By "everyday" cards, I think the company meant:

*Happy Birthday

*Graduation

*Across the Miles/Stay In Touch

*Cheer

*Sympathy

*New Baby

Would this answer your question?

Anne said...

I hope Arlene has money for me too. I would be willing to sell her cards if I could find anyone to buy them. Maybe I can sell them on the Internet :).

Lidian said...

KiKi - Me too!

Bill - That's excellent! :)

Frogs in my formula - Arlene's been keeping it, and the cards, under her hat, I guess.

Amy - Well, this was from 1945, so maybe not...

Exaggerato - Oh, I know - it was a humorous rhetorical question! But thanks...

Anne - I wonder how much money she has for us!

Kris said...

For some reason this reminds me of that Leave It To Beaver episode where he sent away to sell something to make money. I think it was some lotion, maybe it was cards. But for some reason I just see Beaver selling the cards to all those old ladies in the niegborhood. Too funny.

ettarose said...

I have some old New York Sun newspapers from the early 1900's. They are hilarious to look at. Arlene may even be in one or two of them.

Bill said...

I think Everyday cards mean:
♦ sorry about your hangnail
♦ another unwanted pregnancy!
♦ I'm out of Gas Rationing Cards so I'm communicating by post
♦ we have free kittens...please help
♦ have you sold any of these damned Arlene cards yet?...I haven't

Lidian said...

Kris - Yes, I can imagine the Beav trying to sell this kind of thing.

Ettarose - I love the New York Sun, which has been digitized (some of it) through Library of Congress. Such fun!

Bill - Those are excellent everyday cards! The last one is my favorite...