Well, it’s been a busy week around the Windward Community College ceramic studio with everyone hustling and bustling to get things into the Christmas sale. I don’t know how many items there were for sale, but there was a lot of them as these pictures show. You can’t pick them out from among all the others, but I had almost a 100 pieces for sale myself.
I was so busy with the pottery stuff that I neglected my blogging responsibilities. But since I made blogging my responsibilities, I guess I can skip a few.
I don’t have the final count, but I think this was one of the school’s best sales. Half the goodies were off the shelves and in people’s homes by the end of Friday, which means the pickings were a little slim on Saturday.
I was thinking of going to a couple of galleries to see if they would be interested in handling some of my figurines, but since we can’t pick up our “left overs” until Monday and I have nothing to show the galleries, I decided to put that off till next Saturday.
So there you have it, my excuse for not doing any blogging this week. However, I have gotten a little writing done. Started a new novel. Don’t know what the title of it is yet. So far the title is “Work in Progress.”
That is in addition to what I’m doing with “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” That is also a work in progress. Woke up in the middle of the night and started thinking back to my sailing days; specifically about Quinn’s bar.
Quinn’s was the quintessential South Sea’s bar. Right on the waterfront, it was loud, dirty, boisterous, smoky, bawdy and famous. Anyone who had ever sailed into Papeete has squandered his money in Quinn’s. James Norman Hall, James Michener and other better known writers frequented Quinn’s.
The original, legendary Quinn’s is just a memory now. It was torn down in 1973 and replaced with an air-conditioned store catering to tourists. The Sheraton Hotel took the name for one of its bars,
My wife never let me go into Quinn’s alone. it was a free-wheeling bar with no restrictions of any kind and a guy alone, who was obviously not local, was quick to get propositioned. There were frequent fights and the girls were friendly.
There was only one toilet with a ragged curtain as a door. it was not uncommon to have a girl come in to sit on the stool while a guy stood at the trough that was the urinal. I once had a girl come in while I was peeing and siting down look at me and say, “You want me hold for you?” No wonder my wife didn’t want me going to Quinn’s alone.
So there I was, unable to sleep after a great week in the studio thinking about how I was going to work Quinn’s Tahitian Hut, better known as Quinn’s bar, into “It Ain’t Necessarily So!” But that comes after my Africa days so I’ll think it through later.
But damn, my wife, our son and I had a wonderful 8 years of sailing the islands of the South Pacific and I can’t wait to get to writing that part of “it Ain’t…”
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