I spent a good 15 minutes scanning the internets for James A. Peterson, and couldn’t find a single blessed thing. Any information would be appreciated. If any readers from Wharton, Texas have fond words for him, share them now. Because otherwise, this is all James A. Peterson (January 6, 1930-May 17, 1987) gets.
Which seems sad, somehow. Unless he really liked carnations. And cheap plastic paperweights. In which case, sure, sounds like a plan.
But if you DO think that a small puck with a flower in it, imprisoned in resin through the next millennium, is a fitting tribute, then, really, at least scrape the label off before giving it to the Salvation Army. Just a friendly suggestion. No-one ever says, “Oh, this is perfect! Barbara’s kicked off 26 years ago, and SHE was born in 1930 and died in 1987. Barbara will love this! I can just scrape off the name!”
Of course, then you realize that this was another fine Jan and Nadine production.
And that name is NEVER coming off, because it’s on a piece of scotch tape, permanently embedded in its half-assed, slightly misprinted glory, just under the surface of the resin, FOREVER.
I tried to find anything I could about Jan and Nadine’s specialty shop. The little town of Wharton, TX is pretty silent about them. In fact, of this entire mess, really, only Wharton exists. The only logical conclusion is that Jan and Nadine are some sort of fly-by-night scam, manufacturing cheap resin mementos about some alleged James A. Peterson (1930-1987), donating them to thrift shops as some sort of massive tax dodge. Nothing else makes any sense at all.
Salvation Army on 1325, Round Rock, Texas