This past weekend, Dear One and I were in the Twilight Zone--Wisconsin style-- otherwise known as our beloved Elkhorn Antiques Flea market. We wouldn't miss it.
It is not just the show that is enjoyable--it is the whole package--good neighbor dealers around us, from the Tosa Twins to
Shirley and Phil, the Saturday dinner at Moy's in
Elkhorn (egg rolls and split a hunan beef, medium spice please-- gotta split these hub cap sized portions dontcha know) and the parade of people--most shows in excess of 10,000. And the tattoos. LOTS of ink at Elkhorn.
A treat for Dear One and me this time was a visit by Sandy and Phil Cianciola. Phil has been a Wisconsin radio and podcast personality for decades and I have followed his career since the late 1990s. I first started listening to his afternoon show on WTMJ in Milwaukee, pre-computer days, when I had to contort the portable radio on the window sill to pick up the signal at our house!
Phil is a rare breed of radio guy--he is a trained journalist and over the years has developed an entertaining and genuine style that absolutely makes you smile every time you listen to him. He is just an old soul--and his current podcasts are free from politics! We really enjoyed meeting them and chatted a good long while--seems like we have known them forever. Best compliment I can give them is--I wish they lived next door!! You can check out Phil's podcast at https://www.patreon.com/PhilCast
Every Elkhorn show we run into Hippie Tom either coming or going from supper. Hippie Tom is one of those colorful characters --and HE brings a smile to your face. He was on an episode of American Pickers about eightish years ago--and people still want their picture taken with him. Phil got an interview with him and you can hear it at https://www.patreon.com/posts/hippie-tom-20733421
Our show started slowly--August is always a less frantic crowd--but it really picked up and we sold a record number--and more paintings than we ever have sold there.
So--two things to do. Get yourself to the September 30th Elkorn. https://www.nlpromotionsllc.com/ You can get in on Saturday with the dealers if you pay $25 bucks. Or wait till
Sunday and all the dealers will be set up and admission is only $5.00. And remember to give Phil's podcast a try.
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