|Inside the Flea for All|
I’m not a big fan of reality TV, but I do enjoy shows where people create things. I love to watch baking shows, home decorating and renovation shows, and Flea Market Flip. So on a recent trip to Portland to speak at the Maine Romance Writers Retreat, I had to check out the Portland Flea for All.
This indoor flea market had the usual assortment of clothing, jewelry, and household items from various bygone decades, but while walking around, I also came across an array of extremely eclectic items, like a headless acrylic mannequin seated on a sofa:
a Mardi Gras head:
and a jar of baby parts:
I also stumbled upon a Tom Thumb typewriter, which happens to be my first typewriter:
I think I was about eight years old when I received it. I don’t remember who gave me the typewriter, probably my grandmother. I wonder if somehow she knew that her first-born grandchild would grow up to write novels.