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Sunday, August 2, 2009

This is our new beer girl

During a period of mourning the loss of a loved one, most people will recommend purging his or her home of all of that person's personal belongings (clothes, collections, etc.). In the case of my father, this is much easier said than done. I've taken it upon myself to help my mom clean up the house, because the task is much to much for one person (and in our case, even an army). A collection made up of junks and jewels gathered over the course of 40+ years took over our home, and while it's easiest to just chuck it all out, I hear my father in my head insisting that every piece of his collection has value and can be sold for XYZ dollars. He always told us it would be our college education, so I suppose he'll have no problem with me selling it all to pay off my personal student loans? I kid. But it would be nice.

I know this will be a long process but I must start somewhere, and for now, that's in a small case at Grace Hart and Co., an antique mall on 19th St. in the Heights. The title of this post comes from my introductions to all the other dealers. Most of them are middle aged or in retirement and resell antiques and collectibles for extra cash or just for fun, so when I walked in saying I wanted to sell beer collectibles, everyone was surprised and all of a sudden I became the "beer girl." I worked at the shop yesterday, part of my agreement to set up as a dealer, and the owner walked me around and introduced me as "this is Kelly, she's our new beer girl." Dad would be so proud.

I set up our case today and snapped a few pictures. If you're ever in the Heights, go check it out!


Kelly Sweazea August 12, 2009 at 9:41 PM  

Oh my gosh Kelly! I still remember your Dad's garage when we were little! He used to talk to my Dad about it all the time. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. You are an amazing photographer!

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About Kelly Tarleton

I've always been a creative person, and the one who always had a camera on-hand at a moment's notice for any occasion. Photography and graphic design dominated my life in school and I loved every minute of it. I miss that constant creative outlet and want to share more of it with my family and friends through this blog.See more of my work at my website:

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