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thriftery..

stopped by the goodwill store on my junk walk..
i used to always think i liked thrift stores because i'm cheap.
now i know better.

did this person donate this skirt because they lost 50 pounds and no longer want 'fat' clothes? or did they gain 50 pounds and not want to be reminded of their thinner, more socially acceptable self. did another person leave behind a men's dress shirt because it was no longer in fashion, or because it was their husband's, who just passed away?

i realized i'm on the hunt for something much bigger than a bargain. i want history. i want to be connected. i want to feel these people's stories by smelling the essence of perfume left behind, beholding the markings from everyday life.

many people ask where the name baby smith comes from..
it was the name given to me by the state of nebraska before i was adopted. although i've met a large part of my biological family and am deeply indebted to my adoptive family for taking me in..............

i'm still searching.

Comments

artworkslive
Jul. 18th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
ARGHHHH!
i just tried to put your MiNi cassette in my tape player and it's TOO BiG!!!!! and we thought dvds would be difficult??!!!! is there a way you could mail your tape player to me (i'll pay for shipping and send it back to you) either that or you could send me a regular cassette sized tape with the same entry recited. oh!!! i'm so sorry this happened..i just had no idea. i figured that sort of thing was standard.

if you wind up sending another tape, go ahead and recite more than one entry if you want. i'll probably make 1 or 2 pieces per person..

lemme know what you plan to do and i'll go from there! thanks so MUCH!!!!!!!
loobiloo
Jul. 18th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
oh bleedin 'ell!! thats outrageous my dear! I dont have access to any other tape machine to send you a different tape. id be happy to send you the tape player (well, I have to ask my son as its his!) if you wanna pay for it! Unless theres some other answer? oh shit what a bummer :(
artworkslive
Jul. 18th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
you could try to voicemail it in..
i'll email you right now!!!!
loobiloo
Jul. 18th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
check your email woman!
artworkslive
Jul. 18th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
eeeeeEEEP!
i JUST emailed you back..
i got the file, but i can barely hear your sweet voice!!!
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