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September 20, 2013

 What, exactly, does 500 look like?

 500 Scrabble tiles

500 grams of jelly beans

 500 baseball cards

Alex  Rodriguez's 500th home run

500 business cards (ever heard of linkedIn?)

 500 buttons

 a 500 calorie supper (in the South we call that an appetizer)

 500 Legos in either batch

 500 pieces of vintage Lincoln Logs

 500 marbles

 500 Mardi Gras doubloons
(call me in February, I'll hook you up)

 a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

 500 pieces that make up a thinga-ma-jiggy

 500 Roosevelt dimes

 500 used stamps

 a 1948 Botany 500 suit ad
(my Dad called it his "Marryin' and Buryin" suit)

 1953's Indianapolis 500 yearbook

and a ticket stub from 1994

 1957's Ford Fairlane 500 ad

 a classic 1985 Mercedes-Benz Series 500 SEL

 a $500 used car (1997 Buick LaSabre)

 a $500 used ring (yes, please)

 the Fortune 500

$500 a month rent is what you'd pay for a luxurious Gramercy Park-like
New York City apartment which includes eight rooms, Murano glass
chandeliers, 20 ft ceilings, maids quarters, and a private elevator.
Uh, yeah, that was back in 1905.

The Lord's Prayer etched on the head of a pin, magnified 500x

 Nike 500 Mile Club t-shirt which I did not earn

a $500 bill (I didn't recognize the President, either) 

Superman's 500th issue

 Pre-Columbian Mayan pottery from 500 AD

500 new beer coasters

500 old wine corks
(they're not all mine)

 a $500 bottle of Screaming Eagle Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


and 500 thanks for reading my 500th post today!


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    1. Thanks, I feel as excited with the 500th as I did with the 50th! -- Jan

  2. Happy 500th! What a perfect time for me to find -- and relish! -- your lovely site!

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    1. To quote my 2 yr old grandson, Jack: "Fanks!"

  4. Hello Jan, This is a very thought provoking post . . . I enjoyed my visit so much. You all most had me on the $500 a month New York apartment, LOL. You are so creative :)
    Have a great weekend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

    1. It's hard for me to believe that I've reached 500 posts. And, what's even more amazing to me is that I'm ready for another 500! Thanks so much for sharing this special event with me, Jan

  5. WOW! Congrats on your 500th post!! What an accomplishment. Love all of your makeovers. Great repurposing and decorating. I'm so glad I found you!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

    1. It's a lot of fun, especially sharing my finds with friends. Thanks so much for encouragement, Jan