Archive for December, 2011

Fungus documenting a 1924 climb to the top of the Hunter Mountain Observatory

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Every now and then we find a true treasure in a house contents call. Plucked from the destiny of the dumpster was this tree fungus memorializing a special summer day in the Catskill Mountains eighty-five years ago.

This tells the date of the EVENTFUL CLIMB of mother (Belle Schumer) Aug. 29, ’24.

Started – 10:30
Reached Top – 4:30
Arrived home – 6:30

Glorious day – glorious time – glorious view. Mom is haps.

J.m. Schumer
Leo Jacobs
David Melvin
Rebecca Cohen
Miss Cohen*

*and a few other names we can’t make out.

(These fungi are called “Artist’s Fungus” because you can scratch on them with a stick and the image is burned into the surface permanently. People still draw on them to this day, and for that matter, people still hike to the Catskills’ fire towers to take in the mountain views.

Hibernation Sale – 20% off all December long

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Mystery Spot Antiques welcomes you. Come On In!

Before we close our doors and hibernate for the winter, we’re throwing one last big sale.

20% off everything all month long!

Everything at The Mystery Spot is on sale through December. Vintage clothing, vinyl records, antiques, books, kitchenware, coats, dresses…..everything!

We’re open Saturdays (11 – 5) and Sundays (11 – 4) now through January 1st.

Catch us now, ’cause our last day of the season is New Year’s Day and we won’t open again until the spring.*

*(we may open briefly for holiday weekends)

Randomness #7

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Moon over the Mystery Spot