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.... I drink out of that coffee cup every morning.
WH lovers such as yourself might find nothing wrong with my wife's obsession. She is a collector.
From her blog:
Over the weekend I did an inventory of my Waffle House collection, of which mention has been made here before. I’ve been meaning to catalog this stuff for some time, just to see how much (and what) I have. The oldest item here dates to the late ’90s, in terms of when I acquired it. At my parents’ house, I have:
- 4 assorted Waffle House buttons
- 1 black and yellow Waffle House mini football
- 2 Waffle House menus (circa 2003)
- 3 old-school WH wall signs: Breakfast, Waffle, Delicious Sandwiches
- 1 old-school WH wall sign in original frame: Desserts
- 1 ladies’ Waffle House uniform shirt
- 1 accent pillow made (by someone else) from ladies’ WH uniform
- 1 black and yellow Waffle House paper hat
- 1 maroon and yellow Waffle House paper hat
- 2 50th anniversary Waffle House paper hats
- 2 Waffle House 50th anniversary “Good Food Fast since 1955″ pins
- 1 Waffle House 50th anniversary commemorative Coke bottle
- 1 Waffle House 50th anniversary press kit in folder
- 1 mint-condition WAFFLE-OPOLY board game
- 1 vintage 1960s Waffle House money clip with knife and file
- Waffle House Jukebox Favorites Vol. 1
The rest of my collection is at our place (much to Jon’s delight). This includes:
- 18 assorted Waffle House buttons
- 1 clear yellow Waffle House logo piggy bank
- 2 black and gold Waffle House logo water bottles
- 1 Waffle House & Coca-Cola yellow mini football
- 1 Waffle House & Coca-Cola “Partners since 1955″ metal sign from a restaurant fountain machine
- 1 old-school WH wall sign in original frame: Waffle
- 1 slightly warped WH vinyl 45: “I like what I see at the Waffle House”/”There’s 844,739 ways to eat a hamburger at Waffle House”
- 1 3-lb. bag of Waffle House waffle mix
- 2 Waffle House hashbrown plates
- 1 Waffle House grits bowl
- 1 Waffle House coffee mug
- 2 black and gold Waffle House logo cappuccino mugs
- 1 Waffle House logo cream and sugar set (direct from HQ!)
- 1 Waffle House Museum Grand Opening coffee mug
- 2 postcard invitations to the Waffle House Museum grand opening, September 3, 2008
- “The Waffle House Experience” 50th anniversary coffee table book (signed to me by both founders & 47-year server Lucy Shelton)
- 2 replica old-timey Waffle House paper hats
- 2 replica old-timey Waffle House menus
- 2 Waffle House Museum postcards
- 1 Waffle House interstate guide
- 100 or so Waffle House koozies
(The koozies are leftovers from our wedding. Yes, our "Welcome to Atlanta" bag for the out of town crowd included WH koozies and free waffle coupons. Spoo, I will send you as many koozies as you need [the coups have long since expired].)
Oh yeah, her first freelance byline was a feature about Waffle House for Y'all magazine. I will only go to Waffle House on Valentine's Day and Christmas Eve. No exceptions. This does not please her.
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Wow have you guys pulled in some hauls lately. I only get about one day a week to hit up the shops and haven't been doing anywhere near you guys.
Will I be disowned if I state that I am not the biggest WH fan?
Giant shoutout to los_face. He honestly packs more gifts for my GF than I do throughout the year. Awesome guy to deal and trade with. Hooked me up with a nice RLX athletic jacket and threw in some bonus stuff that will definitely get put to use.
Also, Fueco, are you a giant Sharks fan? For some odd reason, a Marshalls by me had like 5 SJ Sharks scarves for sale. Hockey + Team across the country is an odd item to find its way here. I didn't look at the price but if you want me to proxy, let me know.
I recently moved to the ventura/oxnard area in Southern California, and I think this place must be the Mecca of Thrift stores. It seems like there is a large and well stocked store on every corner. I'm happy to see nearly every piece of clothing I'm wearing today was acquired at thrift stores.
You just wait. Taking pictures now.
Edited by GMMcL - 2/19/13 at 7:57pm