Picking can be hazardous work for many reasons. Some of the animals that pickers encounter when they try to load up and transport their finds certainly count as hazardous. Continue reading
In 2003, Coinopwarehouse moved to Mulberry Street in Hagerstown, MD. That was the first time the business had been based outside of Virginia. It was a long, two-story, cinderblock building with a concrete floor on the first floor and a wood floor on the second level. It had about sixteen thousand square feet of space, when the outbuildings were included. There was a small show-room that was carpeted and heated, and a second smaller room with a concrete floor and gray cinderblock walls that functioned as a shipping room. That shipping room had no window, so was lit only by fluorescent lights hanging from the ceiling. That environment would challenge the cheeriest of temperaments! On the positive side, the building had 3 loading docks, which was really helpful when we had to load sea containers or unload the pickup truck. Continue reading
He also brought us a few copies of his book, Vintage Coca-Cola Machines.
He even autographed a copy for Lloyd! Coinopwarehouse is now selling copies of Steve’s book for $22.00, so you can order one from our facebook page or email a request to us. Continue reading
I was thinking about the yard. The lawn needs to be fertilized, aerated, and over-seeded. We could go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy what we need and spend a little time out there. Lloyd had a different plan. Seeing the men working on the yard across the street, he walked over there and asked if they could do our yard next. They could, so he came back and pronounced that he had taken care of the yard, so we would be free to go to Baltimore to pick up a One More Time CD jukebox that a seller was quite anxious to be paid for. Continue reading
This wasn’t the easiest of romantic situations to find ourselves in.With 4 kids from his first marriage, between the ages of 15 and 20, and one daughter, age 15 from my first marriage, we had 5 young people between us who would need to adjust to our relationship. Continue reading