There is a long list of wonderful people who presented on all different eBay related topics. The gathering was small enough so it was easy to chat with and really get to know a lot of the eBay staff and other attendees. There is another Kansas Jubilee planned for the 1st weekend of Oct 2009.
Joyce is an eBay Education Specialist. Her passion is Christmas items so her listing activity on eBay starts in July and goes to the holiday season.
This is also where we met Danna & Jimmy Crawford –Powersellingmom.com. I have posted about that meeting in another blog. http://Powersellingmom.com/
The route for us to go to the Indy 500 race took us on I 70 straight across Kansas, so we made plans to meet with Joyce our 1st night out.
Rather than staying in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Hays, Joyce made arrangements for us to stay in the parking lot of a church, which just so happens to be her backyard neighbor, in a nearby city.
Joyce & Conrad’s red brick house was built in 1920 and is beautiful. Lots of soft, honey stained woodwork, built in cabinets and even a transom (window above the door) in the bathroom. Having lived all over this country from northern NY to New Orleans to California, they have been settled in this small rural Kansas city for over 40 years.
And then she started showing me some of her ‘pretties”.
One of her collections is Santon figures. They are made of clay from the Provence region of France. They are world-renowned and are crafted by the local townspeople
An angel. the halo is all twisted. Who knew wheat was used for other things than making bread!!??