For those of you who don't know me, here's a current 2022 update. My son Jake completed his 4 year College degree with a Bache lor of Science, major of percussion performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2015. The gratification of being able to do such a momentous task without saddling my son with a huge student loan at the end is truly gratifying.Now with tuition payments behind us, my home equity loan paid off, I can now start on helping him off his small student loan... Since graduating he has toured across the US with a couple local bands.
Joined a Cruise Line Orchestra... Traveled throughout Asia, Europe & South America.In February 2019 he relocated from Boston out to North Hollywood CA... Doing all he can to make it in his passion of music. Until the world of performance entertainment came to a halt early in 2020.
Still engaging in electronic and virtual work, he is also teaching music in LA as well as performing in several bands hoping to make his big break in the business... His web site is also up and running: JakeDick (dot com) Take a look if you're curious!
I've been doing Flea Marketing and Antiquing ever since I was in my 20's, and my love for the search has helped me complete this seemingly impossible journe y. Ziggy is my Quaker Parrot who was a rescue from a broken home and I found him at a flea market during spring of 2010.
He has quite a vocabulary now with "Good Morning" and "Hello" topping the repeat over and over list. We've now added "Love you" and No.. To the conversation :- Anyways...
Vintage unusual jewelry How did I acquire it??? I got my initial stash of stuff back in the 70's and 80's when my mom Helen & I used to go flea marketing, and antique hunting together.
Oh, every Thursday was garage sale day, and we'd go off and spend lots of quality time together. Mom is now is gone, but I have all our treasures... And there are boxes and boxes of them. They are all in my crawl space, and I've been taking out and discovering treasures I never even knew I had! Mom used to always tease me that out mother-daughter hobby would become my "inheritance" and that it would make me wealthy.I've been doing this now for over 3 years... And I still have boxes and boxes of untouched undiscovered treasures. It's like going down memory lane when I dig & photograph!
Yes, I'm still digging out old boxes out, but, I'm also picking up new pieces weekly from local resale/flea markets/antique shows in NE Ohio.... so, when you see "newer" pieces.... That's where they are coming from.