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Bob S.

September 13, 2003 on his Honda Goldwing

A popular item early 2003 was kick scooters.  Though they're making a slight comeback, they're nothing like they were back then.  Behind Bob you can see one of the products we used to wheels for those scooters!  We carried more than half a dozen different types of scooters, too.  Gil was the official scooter tech.

We had quite a space...the whole thing was ours and the line of products

we carried was quite amazing for a flea market vendor.  This was taken September, 2003.

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I've known Bob almost since I moved to Albuquerque in 1997.  I met him in the Indoor Mercado, a now defunct indoor flea market in Albuquerque.  Hard to believe it's been that long.  We were business partners at the largest flea market in Albuquerque for a number of years and even did a couple of stints at the New Mexico State Fair as a toy vendor back in '01 and '02.

Bob and I are no longer in contact since I moved from the area, but it was a nice run.  It was a dependent relationship...he was too dependent on me for managing his life.  Wasn't good for either of us.  Hopefully he's a lot better off now.