Joe Ely collects panhandlers' signs. One of the collections here is of leaflets and fliers for those services that paint house-numbers on the curbs. These people were just soliciting from door to door personally, without accompanying literature. When they're driving a vehicle and not afoot, it's easy to suspect that the true object is to get up on porches and peer into windows. Usually curb-painters use fairly watered-down paint, both to save on expenses and to promote an early need to repaint. Yesterday's workers were producing a good dark black. We save our work for Lucian in case he ever comes through here again, because of his wonderful help when we had the scare about Mothra.