Sandy C.

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 on November 6, 2005 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. I'm kind of afraid to take more current photos because she doesn't want them taken. And as of March, 2023, she's living 2100 miles away in Southern California. Recently (late 2022) lost her significant other to cancer after a very short illness and is considering a few week trip out here to unwind in Indiana in summer, 2023.

Below was 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.  That pipe sign faced straight down the first isle that people going to the main part of the flea market walked on. Most of my job was repairing scooters, designing the setup and making 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 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! But we sold them all except for regular stock.