In our regular series we’re going to introduce you another vital member of our staff, Ron’s son-in-law Chris.
How did you first get introduced into antiquing? My father in-law, Ron. I started to going to auctions with him and helping him set up at flea markets and I got interested in it. I thought it was a neat way to make extra money.
What is your day-to-day role at the shop? I just help set up and get things organized for the girls.
What are your hobbies? I like going to auctions to see the neat and interesting stuff. And they’re always different. I like watching baseball and college football.
If you weren’t at the shop on the weekend, where would you be? I don’t know. Probably at home doing nothing. Waiting for the next auction I guess.
What is the coolest thing at the shop? Old farm machinery that we have. It’s just the way they did things back then.
What one item would you like to see at the shop? Probably more industrial stuff: table, chairs, light fixtures. Because more people are interested into that stuff.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? I don’t know. I have no idea. I guess spend some of it. I can’t even think what I would spend on it first. I don’t have it in my hand. I’d pay the mortgage off. That would be the biggest thing.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I probably stay in the US. I’d go to Alaska to see what it’s like. See if it’s anything like it is on TV. The other countries just don’t interest me.
What’s your favorite TV show? Ax-Men. It’s just people outside working.
What is your fondest memory of Ron? (laughs out loud) I don’t know about that. I don’t know. I guess everyday is different with him. He’s just…what he says and what he does is different everyday.