Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Blenko Glass Birthday Piece - Couple from Beverly, WV

Mary and John Fessler of Beverly, WV (just outside of Elkins, WV) arrived at 2 and were # 5 and 6 in line. They are both retired. They were an energetic couple who drove more than 3 hours to stand in line. They came last year also. Mary reports she made friends with Barry and Debbie and enjoyed talking the night away last year.

John described their hobbies as :" Little bit of everything as he needs to stay busy" Mary collects mostly WV Glass and Waterford.

Mary is absent from the photo as she went back to the hotel to rest for a bit.

The heat was very intense this day, and when we were there only #3, #4, #5

and # 7, # 9 were in line. At 7:30 when left the temp was still over 85.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How are you? We met last year when I saw John w/o you I was concerned.
The heat was unbearable. Next year lets plan better. Perhaps we can all go together and buy fans.