Tuesday 19 March 2024

Souvenir Fridge Magnets

    The other day I read an article in The Guardian newspaper about the souvenir fridge magnets that people have.  Although we also have some souvenir fridge magnets, I hadn’t ever thought about other people having them.  The article told about people like buying them because when they see them on their refrigerators, it reminds them of the good times they had on vacations and trips.   They interviewed one person who had a terrible vacation in Spain, but had bought a fridge magnet to remind them of how nice it was to be back home.

    In the photo above, you can see our souvenir fridge magnets.  Here is where they are from:

  1.   Mauritshuis Museum (The Hague, Netherlands)
  2.   Atomic Bomb Museum  (Arizona)
  3.   Dutch Houses  (Amsterdam)
  4.   McBride Train Station (McBride, BC)
  5.   Elvis & Nixon,  (New Mexico)
  6.   Prussia  (Germany)
  7.   Berlin  (Germany)
  8.   Bottle Cap Folk Art,  (US, Southwest)
  9.   Crown (Tower of London)
  10.   Hong Kong
  11.   Empire State Building  (New York City)
  12.   Meteorite Crater   (Arizona)
  13.   Alien  (New Mexico)
  14.   Egypt Artifact  (Berlin)

    At one time we also had a fridge magnet image of Michelangelo’s Statue of David with paper doll clothes that you could dress him up with and hide his nakedness, but I don’t know what happened to it.  Unfortunately, we bought no fridge magnets on trips to Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rico, or Hawaii, which were all memorable.

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