(In the above video, Gary Richardson and folks from Glades Auction discuss a wooden carving of Jesus hanging out — sans arms — on a York County farm.)
I’m a pretty solid pain in the neck.
Just ask my mom.
So when the editorial board wrote an op-ed trying to get the attention of the History Channel show “American Pickers,” I knew I could be of assistance.
I figured I’d do the ‘Pickers’ work for them. It would be easy.
I’d find places in York County with hoards of valuable junk and bombard the show’s social media channels, specifically the Twitter account @americanpickers , with my finds.
But I have news for you.
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz have their work cut out for them.
These junk junkies — they’re a secretive bunch.
Sure, I found tons of people with crap piles, but none of them wanted to go on camera or even in the newspaper.
I really didn’t imagine it would be this hard. And just when I was about to give up I stumbled upon this gem, a validation of my efforts.
A random, frustration-induced phone blitz of every auction house in town yielded one call back.
Sam Eby of Glades Auction was my man.
He led me onto a 22-acre farm in existence since the 1800s. Generations had lived there. Its most recent occupants, Paul and Merian Fisher, died in November.
I saw cool stuff. You can read about it in this Storify story , which I proceeded to send in periodic Twitter blasts to the show.
Alas, no response back from them — yet.
In the meantime, they can also enjoy this column about my day ‘picking,’ which I’m sure to force down their throats from every direction.
That’s what I do.
If there’s one thing I have, it’s persistence.