Hey John, I'm not eating any Farmer brand peanuts at the moment but I am sipping some 16 yr old Scotch and that certainly puts me in a lightheaded and somewhat nostalgic mood. I stumbled across those very peanuts of which you speak back in the early '80s, living in Victoria BC, great old Chinatown there, sounds like still the same package and yeah I would pop 'em into my mouth, shells and all. A magnificent treat. Must go up Seattle way to look for some. I can understand their availability up here in the Pacific NW, but Dallas? The long tentacles of creeping globalization....
Anyway, the camera notwithstanding, I think your story is worth 75 bucks on its own. How about I pay you the 75 smackeroos for this rare amusement, the stirring of long ago forgotten memories? You can send me the camera and a package of peanuts (Farmer brand - garlic flavor) as a token of our shared experience and I'll foot the bill for the postage?