Today is my last day in the office this week listing patches and shipping orders. My mother-in-law is coming Thursday for Thanksgiving so I have to get busy on some clean up projects. We are cheating and getting a turkey already smoked and ready from a local BBQ restaurant. I hope you are gearing up for a restful holiday.
Vintage Scout Memorabilia Up First In The HF
Scott Wheeler sent me a message asking for the details of how I got my kid selling on eBay to pay her bills. I told him that sounded like a good blog post topic and so this morning I typed up the story and shared our recipe in My Kid Pays Her Cell Phone Bill Selling On eBay. It has not been a smooth operation when 1/2 the brains are a teenage daughter (smile all you dads out there!) but we are making it work.
I want to give a Hot Finds shout-out to Andrew Stevens. If you are friends with him on Facebook then you already knew he has been sharing a ton of great pictures and scans from his personal archive focused on eastern North Carolina. This past weekend he also set up an impressive display at a lodge event. It takes a lot of work to create all this and it's inspiring to me and others to see him go through the effort. I think that's a model more of us need to follow - share and display your collection!
The other thing I really like about his display is that it shows me what the goal is. He has everything labeled so that it's more than just a frame of patches or handbooks but also tells the story. I want to create displays for all topics in Scouting that do this as well. Not just have the Air Scout patches but include a label that explains the advancement program and history.
I am hoping to line up a podcast interview or two over the Thanksgiving holiday so that I can reboot the podcast soon. It would be great to have several recorded so that I can space them out about every 2 weeks which seems doable.
Yours in Scouting,
Jason Spangler Santeeswapper LLC
In Charlotte, North Carolina I have an antique mall booth that is filled with nothing but Scouting stuff. I call this location my clearance center because I've marked down everything to move. A lot of what you will find there are items that are too bulky to easily ship from an Internet store. The booth is located in The Sleepy Poet which is a well established antique mall on South Blvd in Charlotte. The mall is open 7-days/week year round. So the next time you are in the area come check it out.