Daily Draw August 21st, 2012
The ragweed is out in full now and I have found that the homeopathic remedy is no longer working on my allergies. After sneezing 25 million times yesterday and ripping my throat and chest out, I gave up and went back to the conventional antihistamine tablets that turn me into a zombie. I have laryngitis today because of the violent sneezing.
I am not up to a big yak on the blog, so thought I’d just grab a random card from a facsimile playing card deck I recently traded for. This is a transformation pack, one of my sub-genres of collecting. I still rue that I don’t have any of Pete Wood’s transformation decks, particularly his 2,000 Pips and Wild! decks.
From the Toscana Playing Cards with artwork by Adolfo Materelli, created about 1850:
5 OF DIAMONDS
“Whoa,” he’s saying, “Stop the world that bloody ragweed is back and I can hardly breathe!” Much waving of arms and dramatic gestures attached to skating on the thin ice of health.