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Monday, September 14, 2009

Back to Brimfield

We were on vacation last week. We decided that it would be cool to visit Maine and on the way back, go back to Brimfield. Maine was beautiful. I have never been to Maine before. We went to Belfast and spent a day in Acadia National Park looking for starfish and sea urchins with Elizabeth. Since we are home educators, much of this trip will get logged in as science. On Wednesday we drove to Brimfield, Mass.
If you have never been to Brimfield, it is an experience. This year marked the 50th anniversary. It all began in 1959 when an auctioneer opened his property up to 67 dealers to sell their stuff for a few days. Now it has grown to 21 different fields along a one mile stretch of road with some 5000 dealers. If you go to the link above you will see an aerial photograph that will give you an idea of how big this show is.
This year I had the privilege of running into someone that I used to work with in my Pittsburgh days some 15 years ago. Jack Dill is an auctioneer that I worked with for about a year and a half. He now has his own business. He bought an old Victorian house back in 1994 and proceeded to renovate it. He has been selling at Brimfield for 25 years. It is because of him that I knew about this place. Here he is in action!



Elizabeth was in her element. She collects Wade figurines and had discovered an entire box full of the things when I took this photo


We also discovered a great craft item for kids when we went to one local restaurant. They are called wikkistix. These wax covered pieces of string can be used like pipe cleaners to make things. Here is a photo of my figure (on the right, in a pike man's pose) and Elizabeth's figure which is about to stick a pie in my face!



But alas, vacation is over. Today I cut the grass, weed whacked the back yard and made a dash to Home Depot to get the wood paneling to fix my termite infested kitchen wall. Tomorrow the craziness associated with running for mayor begins. Only six weeks to election day and then I get my life back!

10 Comments:

At 9/21/2009 12:58 AM, Anonymous Kate H. said...

In six weeks you get your life back-- if, God forbid, you don't win. Otherwise, you get your life and the life of the entire city of Dayton. Have fun!

(Verification word is "thopla." Awful lot like "the hoopla," no?)

 
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At 11/04/2009 8:13 AM, Blogger kendra said...

Holy cow! I'm not sure you're getting your life back in quite the way you expected. Congrats!!

 
At 11/04/2009 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow congradulations I hope I spelled that right. Have fun in your new job and dont forget to keep us out here updated with the house and stuff.

Norma

 
At 11/04/2009 5:41 PM, Anonymous Barbara Z. said...

Thank God you are not 'getting your life back' exactly the way it was. Congratulations, Mr Mayor!!

 
At 11/04/2009 9:16 PM, Anonymous Kate H. said...

Oh, bugger it, Gary, I can't find the comments section on your Mayoral Race site, if there is one, so I'll say it here-- I just found out from John A. at The Devil Queen that you won! you won! Woot! Woot! Yeah, I should have checked hours ago, but I've been trying to get some work done around here! Enormous conga-rats as you clean up Dayton!!!! Now I gotta check the Dayton paper's site to see how well you, um, shellacked Ms. McLin. I expect she's nice and shiny by now? Yea, yea, yea!!!

 
At 11/04/2009 10:09 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

Congratulations, Gary!!!

 
At 11/04/2009 11:34 PM, Blogger QCEVO said...

Yay Mayor Gary. I'm so happy for you!

 
At 11/05/2009 1:17 AM, Blogger Dave said...

Its GREAT NEWS that you won! I am jumping for joy! This really made my day and I know you will guide Dayton into a new phase of history. Congrats!

 

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