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My husband LOVES to go to gun shows and especially the ones that also showcase early American primitive arts.  This was the weekend that the gun show came to town!  These folks like to wear clothing of “the time“, right down to the accessories.  There are LOTS of handlebar mustaches, long, shaggy beards, long hair, little round wire-rimmed glasses, and quite a few semi-toothless smiles. Unfortunately, some of the ones who REALLY take the early American stuff to heart... also embrace the early American hygiene... a bath once a week whether you need it or not!  Having a sensitive nose in a place like that is not a good thing!!  

As much as I complained about having to go... I did... more to keep tabs on what hubby was buying than anything else.  We went yesterday afternoon for almost 4 hours.  We split up at the door because he wanted to look at guns & I get tired of hearing how I need a different handgun!  So I went wandering around looking at all the early American primitive arts & visited with some of the vendors.   Some of these folks are really quite interesting.  There was a couple who made beautiful, although rather utilitarian pottery, several others who made jewelry (sterling silver, semi-precious stones, etc.) and some who had “flea market” type things for sale.  I bought a little necklace/bracelet set - silver & turquoise.

Since we spent so long there yesterday I figured I’d done my “time“... but NOOOOOO!  Hubby wanted to go back again this afternoon!  Today I met a man who makes knives from flint & war clubs and a man who deals in tanned animal hides & leather goods.  The very last table in the place had the head of a small bear sitting on it.  I was intrigued by it since we have an actual bear skin.  The guy said he wanted $50 for it... my husband talked him down to $25.  I also bought some homemade soap!

Today was a day of quality time spent with my husband.  Oh wait!  He’s retired & I don’t work... I guess this was just quality time - not spent at home!


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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 25, 2009
    • Well that was nice that you spent an enjoyable or 2 afternoons with hubby......

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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 25, 2009
    • Wow!  Wish I could have traded places with you.  That sounds like so much fun.  I’m not big on guns, but love knives and things.

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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 25, 2009
    • You did a good thing.....our series at church is on  “All You Need is Love“....great series..and what you did this weekend...just showed your love for him.  I think it’s great.

      If anyone is interested in hearing the is the site:  

      Go to what are we learning and you can click on the message.  It may take a few days for them to actually post it....but keep checking.

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