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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 01:36    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 01:43    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

...Getting ready to head over to see Dudley Blauwet's talk at the University of Arizona.


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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 01:51    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

...Friday night event at the U of A.
the Minerals of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Dudley Blauwet is the guest speaker.
Minerals on loan from many people. Thanks to Herb and Moni Obodda, Gene Meiren and Dudley Blauwet, among a few.



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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 02:00    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

And more....


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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 02:08    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

And more from the U of A....


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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 02:15    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 02:23    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 02:25    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

12:30, falling asleep in between loading photos. Will add more tomorrow. Want to finish the U of A report. The weather here is FAR better with temps in the mid 60s all this week. Good time to come!!! Night Y'all.
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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 15:53    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

Thanks for the usual stellar reporting from the Tucson show. Alas, I couldn't make it this year because of work commitments and am very sad not to be there. It is such a shot in the arm during the winter doldrums. Keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 21:50    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

We miss you Brooks!

Well, Jim is safely off to the airport and heading home and I am going to sit in, order room service and load photos to catch up on my days! I was supposed to at a couple of events tonight, but would like to rest, load photos and add some fun text. The Westward Look show is over and it has been really fun watching people carrying flats, or boxes, off to new homes. I talked with a number of people who got great treasures. Some expensive, some inexpensive..doesn't matter, it's all about adding new treasures to the collections. What fun!

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 22:03    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

So, to continue from the event at the University.
PS...Jim flies back in on Friday, so we will enjoy the Main show together.



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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 22:11    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 22:20    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 22:29    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 22:38    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 22:46    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 22:55    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 23:01    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2011 23:10    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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