David John from YouHaveBeenHereSometime kindly asked me to contribute to his site. In lieu of an interview, I submitted images of the objects I collect.
Up until a few years ago an original Indian River Fruit Stand still stood on A1A in St. Augustine, Florida. It was an open air souvenir shop that had spindly palm trees growing through holes cut in the orange and white aluminum awning that fringed the building. My friend Alison and I visited the shop each time she was in town for the holidays. To our amazement, much of the original stock was still on the shelves. Our purchases over the years included hand painted coconut shell banks, lucite dolphins embedded with shells and glitter, a postcard that read "Sweating my ass off in Florida" and a set of pink and white plastic leis.