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Old 11-04-2019, 05:56 PM
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I recall back in 1974 or 75 when I was partnered up with Charlie Miner and we were doing the NM Arts and Crafts fair and I was sitting in the shade and Charlie was in the booth with a couple. Suddenly, Charlie smashed a piece on the ground, rather audible and as I got up, the woman let go of her sweetie's arm and backed away. I simply grabbed the broom and began tiding up the booth while Charlie backed this guy out of the booth and he took off.

Apparently he had "dickered" at a toxic level. I had earlier seen this done in a small show in Santa Fe over fiestas. Done by a Santa Barbara glassworker who was quite good. That must have been in 1972-73. Charlie was a sort of local hero for the remainder of the show.
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