Our Mum came by the store for a surprise visit on Sunday. She is the original picker of the family! I remember when I was quite young, we used to go on Sunday drives and poke about all kinds of places picking up nifty bits. My Mum and stepfather had a table at the local flea market for years and we all began collecting stuff. I began with Beatles memorabilia and pieces of Italian mosaic jewelry. Our younger brothers were into bottle caps and coins. It was always great fun. Later in life, our Mum and her husband had an antiques shop just outside of Kentville for a few years. So, Jane and I come by our collecting habits quite honestly. Thelma Bliss is currently the Senior Advisor, Research and Acquisitions for Mrs. Nicholson Home.