What's Been Going On?

Letter From the Editor for August 2011

I hope everyone is having a great summer, whether it's spending time vacationing or stay-cationing. I have lots of news and info tidbits to catch up on, as I haven't been able to focus on blogging since I got back from the Muncie Fruit Jar Round Up.

When I came home, and caught up on my sleep, I woke to find out my Mom was not well. I nursed her for a few days, but it was apparent this was serious, so we took her to the ER, where she was immediately diagnosed as being a few pints low, due to internal bleeding from being on coumadin for far too long. She spent 8 days in the ICU getting blood transfusions and recovering from the trauma her body and heart went through (Mom'll be 80 in October). As of today it's been a 5-week ordeal, but she is back to her old self finally, up and walking 1/2 mile each day, and taking care of herself. 


Jerry McCann and I have so many people to thank for contributing, participating, attending, and supporting the Muncie show. And I will get those thank-yous published here soon, along with a whole bunch of photos.

I think I should get caught up on some of the other bottle collecting hobby news that's piled up in my InBox first. So I'll get started now.

Happy Collecting! --Marianne


First up: The next bottle show: 

Check the show calendars on these sites for other bottle shows around the country:

A couple of sad notes: The fruit jar hobby lost two of its own recently. The Findlay Bottle Club sends our condolences to their family and friends.

  • Alice Creswick, the originator of the REDBOOK, passed away on July 7, 2011, as announced at the Summer Muncie Show. (obit link).

  • Charles Williams, long-time collector and member of the MAFJB-Club, passed on August 1, 2011. (obit link).


The next post will be the Facebook page info bits round up. If you're on facebook, head over to our club's page, and "Like" us! -- http://www.facebook.com/finbotclub

I post little bottle-hobby-related nuggets daily, as I come across them. You can post your show'n'tell pix on our page too, and leave comments -- come and join the conversation with your fellow bottle collectors.


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