beetle mania

Is this not the coolest aluminum boot puller (to match my Airstream) you’ve ever laid eyes on? A gift from our Ranch Farmgirl, Shery Jespersen, it took me a few minutes to figure out what it was. In the meantime, my husband piped up, “Can I put it on the hood of my truck?

Not a chance. This beetle is all mine. Who else thinks of Camp Swampy when you hear the word Beetle?????

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  1. Shery says:

    I did a little research on your buggy boot-jack. It is a very old design and antiquey models for sale are from the very late 1800s into the early 1900s. Some are carved out of wood. I saw one similar to yours on an antique auction site – it was also aluminum-ish…nickel-silver in appearance, same mold, and made in England. I’ve seen cast iron models like it over the years. I could find no info though about why a Cicada beetle (or whatever he is) was chosen for a boot jack. I do know that Cicadas are thought to be good luck in some countries. I love their late afternoon summer song in the trees.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I love this boot jack! I does seem so perfect for your airstream glamper as well. What fun to receive a gift that screams ” this is so me” !!

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