A grave messageDeadly serious about keeping tobacco smoke...


April 24, 1994

A grave message

Deadly serious about keeping tobacco smoke about of your work or living space? The Message states in no uncertain terms that your space is a smoke-free environment. An individually crafted headstone reproduction made of Barre Grey granite, the Message is 5 1/4 inches tall and weighs 3.6 pounds. The stone has a highly polished facing, with the universal no-smoking symbol sandblasted into place and is mounted on a memorial base.

Available by mail for $59.95 plus shipping and handling ($7.25 for first unit; $4.45 for each additional unit to same address). Vermont Inspirations, P.O. Box 985, Stowe, Vt. 05672. Call (802) 253-5155 for more information.

Who says your baseball cap collection has to end with the headgear of the Major League teams? The Cooperstown Ball Cap Co. of Cooperstown, N.Y., offers more than a thousand caps for serious collectors and the fashion-minded alike. The selections include vintage hats (pre-1970) from the Major Leagues, the Minor Leagues, the Negro Leagues, Latin leagues, women's leagues, semi-pro teams and even company baseball teams. The caps, custom-made of flannel and horsehide leather, are $44 each. They come in half sizes from 6 3/8 to 8 3/8. To receive the 1994 catalog, write to Cooperstown Ball Cap Co., P.O. Box 1003, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326, or call (607) 264-8294. Who knows how many relationships it has ruined? The left-up toilet seat, that is. He can never remember to put it back down, and she sits down in the dark and nearly falls in. No more. The Beep Seat ($5.95) attaches to the underside of a toilet seat. Sixty seconds after the seat is lifted, the battery-operated device beeps. For hygiene's sake, it is sealed and washable. Available at Bed, Bath and Beyond stores, gift and card shops, supermarkets and hardware stores or by calling Wine Things Unlimited of Sonoma, Calif., at (800) 233-7292.

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