Sandy C. is my sister and I've had her since I can remember (yes, she's older than me by a bit over 2 years). Here she is at the flea market booth selling glass pipes for tobacco use, only, of course. That's how we had to sell them in those days. Nowadays, it seems that a lot of people sell these in many states...legally! That's "progress" for you. These photos were taken November 6, 2005. I'm kind of afraid to take more current photos because she doesn't want them taken. So, what else is new?
Below is a quicker setup than the ones on the Gil's Pics page. We concentrated more on the glassware and accessories than on the incense and oils at this point, since it was what brought people in. Most of my job was repairing scooters, designing the setup and making up the signs. Since I had to take an early retirement due to back problems, I pretty much got to talk to customers. Bob S. wouldn't really let me do too much.
One of my favorite things to do is displays. I was quite known for it at Radio Shack while we could still come up with ideas on our own. This is a pre-Christmas display on the concession trailer. The display was nice, but the economy in 2005 really stopped people from buying the stuff like they did the year prior. We ended up selling all of the wall-hangings and many of the dragons, but there were still some left after the Holiday Season. Luckily, we had a good backup plan. Wish I could remember what it was!