From: Sandy Erdman
Over the last forty-some years I have been doing classes on how and where to turn your antiques and collectibles into a profit along with workshops to find out if you have junk or a treasure by doing appraisals on one item or a photo of the item. I’ve also asked for everyone’s favorite memory or story about their items and what folks share are so great, funny and touching. I laugh and cry since almost every memory has something to do with family and childhood memories. My last workshop was in Minnesota City for their Minnesota City Days, May 18, and everyone that came had a story and collects something. I’ve been talking about putting these stories and the many others that I have collected into a little book, and donating some of the profits to charity; that’s how good they are! I think all people would love them as much as I do. Now a “Thank You” to Dave and Brenda Eckert for inviting me to do the workshop, to Kate O’Grady who did the video taping, Rebecca O’Grady Weiss, Bloomington, who welcomed me with open arms and coffee, too. A special thank you to Gen O’Grady, who collected, organized, researched and arranged the bottles that were on display, but she is hospitalized at Gundersen Lutheran and was not able to attend on Saturday. Her work was very interesting and educational along with others who added to the display with their items that were found at various times around the site where the former Oaks Supper Club existed and at the site of the new Minnesota City Wastewater Treatment plant.