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To and from The Tool Pool: Our Gold Watch

Noel and I just returned from 15 days and our last teach-a-thon at The Guild School in Castine, Me, and our last class ever. The School and Castine were their usual lovely selves and difficult to say goodbye to. I … Continue reading

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In Memorium: Sarah Salisbury

With the passing of Sarah Salisbury on April 6, the community of miniaturists lost a great friend, connoisseur and generous benefactor. She was passionate about miniatures and their makers, and had an eye for the best. Sarah was there at … Continue reading

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Farewell to Leroy and Patty—Our Stunt Guys

It must be May, our living room is full of packing boxes, bubble wrap and foam. We are prepping for our last teach-a-thon at The Guild School. Thirty years ago, Don Buttfield and a group of like-minded miniaturists started the … Continue reading

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Fish Tales, Perry Mason & Bug Juice–the Summer of ’76

The summer of 1976 saw the Seaview walls rise, rooms begin to take shape. To pay the rent, Noel baited hooks for a charter boat skipper. I still had my noontime radio program, and tried to grow corn in a … Continue reading

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Back to the Drawing Board

Leaving the N.A.M.E. National miniatures show in July of ’76 was one man probably more deflated than we—the man hoping to sell the house he had built in his garage. It was too big to fit through the exhibit hall … Continue reading

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