Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Katie's blog, where she shares many of these things. So we'll just add one more from our own experience. We found that Dan shared his friendship with us more through actions than words. He made us feel welcome whenever we were in town, saving us a parking spot big enough for truck and trailer right out front. He was always there to help us unload each delivery, and reload, when we had our trunk shows. He became a mentor in many ways to Joe, sharing all sorts of tips for making things a little closer to perfect. In fact his relationship with Joe grew to the point that Katie had to put a three story limit on their swapping of tall tales each time we visited! Sadly, our visits with Dan have ended. He passed away suddenly on December 25, just a few days short of his 83rd birthday. Due to a family commitment, I was not able to be in Columbus for the service, but Joe was. And he reported that he'd never seen so many people or so many flowers, surely evidence of all the other lives Dan touched. Many years ago, I heard Emily Dickinson's "If I Can Stop" read at a funeral, and it has stayed with me since. The gist of it is that if you can help even one person during your life, you have not lived in vain. Judging by the outpouring Joe saw in Ohio, we think Dan Palmer's life was certainly well spent. xo
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
P.S. For Christina -- sorry that I just now saw this, but yes, whenever we mention coupons, we mean the half-off general admission coupon, which is good for any Zurko Promotions show.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
GRAYSLAKE REPORT: There were lines of people waiting to get in until well after noon on Saturday -- lots of new faces. We felt the buying was a little light, however, given the size of the crowd. Kind of like last month. However, Sunday turned out to be a pleasant surprise -- we were steady all day, despite the weather taking a turn for the worse, at least compared to Saturday. All said and done, we had a good show. Probably about even between furniture and smalls. Many thanks to all who came out to support the show!
WHEATON UPDATE: Due to a schedule conflict, we will not be at Wheaton this month, but your admission coupons are still good. We should be back to normal in February. xo