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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2013 22:03    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2013 22:07    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 01:21    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Wow...Gail...what a huge amount of work you have done putting up all these pictures! Excellent photography. Going through them has been excellent fun. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 08:16    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Matt_Zukowski wrote:
Wow...Gail...what a huge amount of work you have done putting up all these pictures! Excellent photography. Going through them has been excellent fun. Thanks!


Thanks Matt, I enjoyed your photo adventures too!

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 08:20    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Winding down after the show is bittersweet. The high energy of the show must come to an end...


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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 08:23    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

...Everyone waits by their cases as teardown begins, you must wait for them to unlock your case, and they won't do that unless you are standing there.


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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 08:26    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 08:31    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

It goes from hustling and bustling to sheer quiet, it is a sombering experience. All those lovely full cases of minerals suddenly gone! poof!
Jim and I had three cases, so we took just a little longer. Combine that with the farewell hugs, the shared stories, it is a priceless experience every year!



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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 08:42    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

That, my friends, is pretty much it. I will add a few strays that I didn't have included, as I find them. Some were taken with my iPhone so need to include them in this back area. I also saw a few chances to have fun with my comic strip application, so will do a little teasing, so please come back and visit to see what humour I have in my head!?

I want to thank all the people who make the show so great, and I mean from those in the tents to those in hotels, etc. The Show promoters and the Tucson gem and mineral society are to be commended, yet again!

Dave Waisman, Marty and Rose Zinn, all the others that run venues and make the public feel so welcome, thank you too.

The work involved is tremendous, and the talents of so many are bestowed upon the shows. It is difficult to transport fine minerals, carry them, put them in cases for display, then pack them up again. It is the passion of the community that makes this all happen.

Every time I leave the Tucson adventure, I feel there is hope for the continuation of our wonderful chosen world of Minerals and gems. I saw enthusiastic young people every where.

I was honored when Wendell Wilson and Tom Gressman approached me and asked if I would like to be an Associate Photographer for the Mineralogical Record publication. I agreed and am just thrilled to be associated with such a fine magazine. Look for many of my photos in the next issue!

I want to thank my husband, Jim, for being patient while I took lots of photos. His passion for minerals is a joy to me, we are such a good match. Mineral shows are serious business, but we also like to think of them as a playground to enjoy together. This is a world of fun and we never forget that aspect.

Life, my dear friends, is good.

Cheers! Gail P. Copus Spann ~ a very blessed lady.

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 13:22    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Hi Gail,

Thanks for all the photos you posted. Looking forward Tucson 2014.

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 13:47    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Now that was very sweet of you!
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 14:41    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

When I saw this photo, I noted that both Jim and the fellow to his left had their arms up in the same position, and all three of these fellows are wearing black tee shirts...so....


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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 15:10    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Hi Gail,

If a picture is worth a thousand words...

Thank you so very much!

You bring the Human factor to this wonderful world and we are all enriched through your sharing.

The very best to you and Jim, sincerely,

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2013 16:23    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Thank you for a thousand dreams
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2013 02:14    Post subject: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Thank you!!!!  

Gail wrote:

That, my friends, is pretty much it. I will add a few strays that I didn't have included, as I find them. Some were taken with my iPhone so need to include them in this back area. I also saw a few chances to have fun with my comic strip application, so will do a little teasing, so please come back and visit to see what humour I have in my head!?

I want to thank all the people who make the show so great, and I mean from those in the tents to those in hotels, etc. The Show promoters and the Tucson gem and mineral society are to be commended, yet again!

Dave Waisman, Marty and Rose Zinn, all the others that run venues and make the public feel so welcome, thank you too.

The work involved is tremendous, and the talents of so many are bestowed upon the shows. It is difficult to transport fine minerals, carry them, put them in cases for display, then pack them up again. It is the passion of the community that makes this all happen.

Every time I leave the Tucson adventure, I feel there is hope for the continuation of our wonderful chosen world of Minerals and gems. I saw enthusiastic young people every where.

I was honored when Wendell Wilson and Tom Gressman approached me and asked if I would like to be an Associate Photographer for the Mineralogical Record publication. I agreed and am just thrilled to be associated with such a fine magazine. Look for many of my photos in the next issue!

I want to thank my husband, Jim, for being patient while I took lots of photos. His passion for minerals is a joy to me, we are such a good match. Mineral shows are serious business, but we also like to think of them as a playground to enjoy together. This is a world of fun and we never forget that aspect.

Life, my dear friends, is good.

Cheers! Gail P. Copus Spann ~ a very blessed lady.



I waited for a while to write these lines, because I wanted to find the right "color" to do it, but honestly even waiting two days I can't find in my limited English language the skills to describe well what's represent the task of Gail and how hard is her job.

People can see images of us in Tucson smiling, selling/buying rocks, doing social life, and, apparently, enjoying the life, but this is the image. As Gail explains so well "the passion of the community that makes this all happen" and without this passion, we don't will receive every year the major Gail's gift of her time, sacrifying so many interesting things to do just for take photos and expend hours and hours, sometimes with bad connections, to download them for us during and after the Show.

I shared few experiences with the Spann's in Tucson and sincerely, I can't imagine other person (neither me ;-) who will be disposed to do the huge effort that represents publish hundreds and hundreds images of the whole Show, so:

A big, big, THANK YOU! for Gail (and Jim)

the mineral community owes to you a lot, I believe that the request that M.R. did to you to be her Associate Photographer is just an example of how much everybody involved in minerals recognize your indefatigable efforts to approach the mineral Shows to everybody, all over the world.

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2013 08:47    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Jordi, I can't imagine how I would have done this without your GREAT site, your encouragement and your willingness to let me post pictures of other dealer's minerals, all for the sake of showing the experience of Tucson to your followers. Your generosity in having a site like this speaks volumes of your love of the minerals and the community.
Jim and I THANK YOU!

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2013 10:34    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

If Gail's report doesn't get more people to come to Tucson, I don't know what would. She deserves awards from the Tucson Tourist Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. Thank you both for bringing such a large and wonderful display.
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2013 11:18    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Thank you, Gail ( and Jim ).

Thank you, Jordi.

Regards,

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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2013 02:57    Post subject: Re: 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style.  

Hear! Hear! Jordi.
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