In two weeks, our nation will celebrate our Independence!
It came with great effort from the vision of our forefathers and the lives lost in battle. Let us remember to take a moment to honor and truly appreciate the unique legacy they left for us.
Let us respect one another, practice civility, honor diversity, and be active citizens in our communities.
We wanted to share this unique collection of 7-UP cans. Can you make out what they show:
There are 50 cans, one for each state, and they make an image of Uncle Sam. Can you see it? The 3rd row down, if you can see the ‘eye’, then draw back a little, you’ll see Uncle Sam. They’re not aligned perfectly, but you’ll see it. Below are two examples of the information for each state.
Of course, here in Havre de Grace, our big celebration will take place on Sunday, July 2nd.
For Details – CLICK HEREOur theme this year is “Hometown Heroes”… join us on the front lawn of Bahoukas for the parade, hang out for the Downtown Block Party, the free concert (free tickets required and available beginning July 23rd) and the fireworks!
As the school year comes to a close, we wanted to share this interesting booklet from the 1950s. It’s a handbook for Havre de Grace Jr.-Sr. High School. It explains “If you wish to be well-liked… “, information regarding the Parent-Teacher Association (membership of 600!), and the rules regarding behavior, tardiness, etc. along with the results of breaking these rules.
Do you remember these rules? Were they enforced?
Stop in and take a peek. George has it at the counter! He’d love to hear your stories!
Join us for another intriguing evening with the Dead of Night Paranormal Investigators as they use all their high tech to interact with the entities that move about our shop.
At Bahoukas we’ve had friendly spirits that have been noticed by many visitors, long before the investigators came in. Since the folks from Dead of Night have visited many of the stories have been confirmed. You’ll also learn a bit of Havre de Grace history during the evening.
This Saturday there are still a few spots left to join us. Call George ASAP and have a great evening in Havre de Grace. The entire weekend offers First Friday event from 5-10pm (June 2), shopping, eateries, and all the museums open over the weekend, and our exciting Dead of Night Paranormal Investigating at Bahoukas on Saturday evening, June 3 from 9-midnight!
So far it’s been a friendly exchange. Come check it out for yourself. Call George and reserve your spot!
Our little boy entity in the shop loves this boat.
We’ve shared this story before, but with the Paranormal Investigators returning this Saturday, May 20, 2017, we thought we’d share it again. This entity has been residing in our store for a long time. He’s mischievous and fun, but gets quite upset when we move this boat. Listen to George’s story:
Join Us This Saturday, May 20th
for an intriguing evening
opening a dialogue with those entities
in our store and the
Dead of Night Paranormal Investigators.
Of course, the obvious thing we think about is all the beautiful and fun hats the ladies wear! Well, here are a few from Bahoukas! Which one works for you?
(I think George is trying to decide between the pink and the white… although I know he really likes the Orioles one!)
Of course, the unique items available at Bahoukas for the Preakness don’tstop with just ladies’ hats! The 1940s stuffed characters shown below are are both fun and in excellent condition.
The horse and jockey would make a great addition to racing day decor at your party – or to share with a youngster who loves horses and racing.
Here’s a close up. Aren’t these just remarkable.
You are encouraged to drop by Bahoukas and see just what you might discover to make your Preakness Day Celebrations even more fun! We’ll be waiting for you!
Do you remember waiting for the opportunity to gather all the stamps your mom or grandmom collected
so that you could lick ’em and stick ’em in the books!
It was exciting to see how many pages or books you could fill. Oftentimes, it meant that something you really, really wanted might be possible through the S&H Green Stamps Catalog.
But do you know they first arrived on the American retail scene in 1896!!! That’s true! Their heyday was throughout the 1960s-70s. S&H Green Stamps were so popular that they were mentioned in songs, movies and tv shows. The Beatles and Pat Boone are just two of the number who mention them in song or movie. As late as 2001 they were mentioned in the moving, Riding in Cars with Boys.
During the 1970s and 1980s, the term “green stamps” was commonly used by truckers and other motorists on Citizens’ Band (CB) radios to refer to money; for instance, a radio operator advising fellow operators that “Ol’ Smokie just got some of my green stamps” was understood to be saying a highway patrolman had just stopped him and given him a traffic ticket. This usage still occurs in the CB radio community._________from Wikipedia
Even truckers used the term to replace the word ‘money’ in their chatter. Most surprisingly, you can still redeem those old S&H Green Stamps for S&H GreenPoints and get a gift certificate. Really – it’s true! Just click on the image below to go to the website.
Now that’s what I call longevity in the world of ‘loyalty programs.’ To learn plenty more details go to WIKIPEDIA! Some great trivia here. ENJOY!
Since I didn’t give you a Ghost Story… you’ll definitely want to check this out!
That’s right. Our Dead of Night Paranormal Investigators will return
Saturday, May 20th from 9-midnight
to give you the opportunity to meet some of our less visible entities.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW – CALL GEORGE!
Have you noticed the little boy ghost who has a favorite sailboat?
George shares a brief story of the little boy who got really upset when George moved the sailboat behind the counter. George was trying to keep it so it wouldn’t be sold, but the little boy was not entirely pleased. Listen to the audio:
Do you want to join the “Dead of Night” Paranormal Investigators and experience the not-so-visible folks who share the store at Bahoukas? A great evening is being scheduled. Don’t miss this event. If we’re lucky, we’ll have so many folks, we’ll need to schedule another night or two. These investigators have been here before and we had a great evening. Are you up to it? Ready to see, hear, or feel the quiet (or maybe not so quiet) inhabitants that hang around the shop? Here are the details. Call George ASAP to be included or to find out if he’ll have another date available.
This Icy Ball (which weighs nearly 40 pounds) was used for refrigeration in the 1920s. It was manufactured by the Crosley Radio Corporation. It was actually a pretty amazing piece of equipment. Listen to George explain how it was used.
In addition, we found this interesting post where Aberdeen Proving Ground did some testing on this concept as late as 1974! This particular Icy Ball was actually used by the Pitcock Brothers in this very building back in the day! Want to know more about how it works? Check out this photo!
#21 Gift Giving Idea – you saw our Christmas Tree decorated with PEZ … but have you seen these?
Do you collect these delightful PEZ dispensers? Well, George not only has a Christmas Tree decorated with hundreds of these colorful PEZ dispensers, but he has over 700 in a case, including the Presidents from Washington to Obama! He has pretty much anything PEZ.
#20 Gift Giving Idea offers some family-friend time… real time!
Do you remember setting up the croquet set, gathering friends and family and some refreshments, and settling in for an afternoon of just plain fun? If you do, then you may just want to check out this set!
Just in case you’ve forgotten how to play or how to set it up. CLICK HERE for details. You’ll be back in the groove in no time at all.
Sometimes the simpler games and being in the outdoors is just what a family or the neighborhood needs to bring laughter and play back into your life. And an old-fashioned croquet game is a great start.
Seriously, any age can play … though you may have to bend the rules a wee bit for of the youngest. But be prepared to have a good time. Add a picnic and you have a day’s good weather activity.
We look forward to seeing you at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum!
Day #4 of Bahoukas gifting for the holidays is a little different. On Small Business Saturday we shift gears from our Thanksgiving celebration to thoughts of the coming holidays! Here at Bahoukas we have a variety of unique items for decorating your home. Upcycling with Santas, tree ornaments, serving dishes, wine glasses and so much more will give your holiday decorating your unique and very personal touch!
Did you know that Eddie Ross actually visited our shop to pick up a few items for the Better Homes and Gardens December 2016 issue? Well, he did! And George has his article posted in the store. So stop by and see the unique ideas presented by Eddie from simple items around the shop.
Thanksgiving is a time to step back, take a deep breath, look around you, and express gratitude for all that is good. Times may be challenging, some may be feeling a sense of loss, others may feel left out. But take a moment to pause, to reflect on a moment in time that you thought was perfect, and say “Thank You.”
To that moment, here at Bahoukas we wish to say a very special THANK YOU to each and every person who has stopped by, emailed, commented on facebook, or purchased via eBay. Not only do we appreciate your patronage, but it’s wonderful to continue to make new friends. Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving!