It was a cute story.
At the same time it reminded me of something that I've never owned, never procured when it was available, and now it no longer is and I miss it. Even though I never had it.
We went over to the home of one of Romaine's friends and on the front porch sat that Marvin The Martian mat.
It was pretty old and beat-up looking, but I was none the less enchanted.
I asked Romaine's friend where she got her wonderful door mat and she told me that the mat had been there when she bought the house.
I decided that I just had to have one such a welcome mat for my front porch.
When I returned from my visit to Portland I set about looking for the mat but have never found one. They are apparently a long-gone artifact from the past.
So I guess I'll have to live out my days without a Marvin The Martian doormat or a set of Dinosaurs Attack! cards (see yesterday's post).
Lucky for me - and for us all - that the world is full of plenty of other quirky stuff to be had.
Probably more than enough of which I already own.