Like Honeymoon Bridge, only different?
Looks like tic-tac-toe for people with short attention spans. I've never seen this game before, but apparently Mr. & Mrs. spent many happy minutes together playing it.
The card was laying on the sidewalk near W. 29th & Bridge today when I walked home from the West Side Market. The weather was so nice—chilly but sunny—that I took the long way up Bridge instead of cutting through the alleys to Mabel Court and our back yard.
Waxy yellow buildup
If you've ever wondered what 20 years worth of wax and dirt on a kitchen floor looks like, here it is.
It took me five solid hours of scrubbing with a nasty chemical floor stripper, but I got the whole floor back to its original light brown color. Funny thing is that I'd forgotten it was supposed to look like that. Kind of surprised me.
The term "waxy yellow buildup" stuck in my head from some old ad for floor wax, but I couldn't track down the original on the internet. I did find out that this had been a major theme in the 70s sitcom Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (a precursor to today's Desperate Housewives).
Here's a bit of that immortal dialog:
How do you like the floors? See that glow?
What glow? You mean that waxy yellow buildup?
(PICKS UP CAN)
What do you mean? That can't be waxy yellow buildup. Read the can.
Mary, you're looking at a waxy yellow buildup.
I’m not. I'm looking at a label that says that can't be.
Mary, I'm your sister; I'm telling you it’s not waxy buildup
there ... it's a waxy buildup there!
These people turn out a million cans a week. Who am I supposed to listen to, you? (SFX: WAIL OF A SIREN PASSING BY OUTSIDE)
Mary -- I'm telling you -- that’s a waxy yellow buildup.
It does look a little yellow.
—from FutureQuest, Inc.