Brettuns Village Trunks & Leather

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July 2, 2008



Every so often, as you’ll note in the spelling used in the subject

line of this piece of type-written detritus, I feel it’s important

remind you that we sound a little different up Maine way.  When

so hot and sticky outside, words we prefer to reserve for the cinnamon

buns we get down at Labadie’s Bakery, it’s important to remind

ourselves, including That-Dog, of the fact that heat like this won’t

last forever.  About seven weeks should do it. These would be

same seven weeks in which you’ll find tourists actually swimming in

our ponds and lakes, even a few in the ocean.  The same seven

that are almost risk free, hypothermia-wise, for swimmers.  Make

swimmahs.  As for me, enough summer already.  Get this humdiddy
out of

here, bring in the cool, dry air, so I can get some work done, watch

the skin fall of my knuckles, and feel my lips crack to bits. 

person, it seems.

So, aside from sweating and complaining, the crew (Becca the Super

Worker) took time to yank a bunch of odd hides and partial sides off

the shelves, take pictures, and add them to the Clearance page on the

site.  Lots of new stuff on there, with more to come since she’s

an employee, at least until school kicks back in.  Take a look
at that

page if you need an odd hide, because that pretty well describes them.


Had a small business consign quite a bit of suede to us, and it’s nice

leather, a lot of different colors, soft and light weight.  As
it had

been sitting around for some time and smells like it, we’re putting

on the Clearance page too.  Selling off the various colors in

ranging from about 25 sq ft up to 60 or 70 sq ft per lot.  You’ll

it on there.  Leo was responsible for those photos, and as it

out he has quite a knack for using the dig. camera.  Who knew

#005 had such skills?

Added a bunch more decorations to the Doo-Dad page, which, last time

we saw it shrieking at the top of its lungs, was located right about



There are a wicked lot of decorations on there, as you’ll see. Also

put together a new page just for beads.  So, if you find your

with string or thread in this hand, and nothing in that hand, then

you need are beads so you can put Part A in Part B and go

hoo-rady-cut-to-bingo (thanks, Grandma Churchill, for that phrase)

into the jewelry making game.  The beads we’ve listed so far are


If I had to guess I’d say we still have about 50 more boxes to dig

through and add to both the doo-dad and bead pages.  Too hot for


As most of you know, the most important part of running a successful

leather craft supply business is to make sure you have plenty of

fireworks available for the 4th of July.  We face many challenges

running a business in Maine, and this is one of the big ones. 

fireworks.  Not allowed.  This, of course, is a shame, but

to protect the single most valuable commodity we have in our fine

state. Tourist motels, I guess.  Used to be the Maine woods but

think the trees got passed up by the wallet luggers a while back. 

State Fire Marshall’s Office, who in Maine is responsible for

fireworks permits and also the safety of merry-go-rounds (I kid you

not – this is Maine multi-tasking), allows us to have sparklers and

some little things that make red smoke that burns your eyes so bad

end up stumbling around until you tumble bumpkin over teakettle into

the kid from the other side of the road, so she drops her sparkler

your foot, which ignites those ridiculous hippy sandals you bought

(Natural Fiber!) down on the coast and in your panic you streak into

the Maine woods, so they burn, but the local VFD will stop the blaze

just before it takes out The Streamside Inn & Suites, thus saving

folks from New Jersey (what exit?) who saw the Streamside on the

internet and thought it looked pretty good, but now that they’re in

they realize the rumbling sound is the pumping station at the sewage

treatment plant, which is conveniently located right out the back

window (adjacent to that weird little air conditioning unit on the

floor under the window – all hotels have these) but they’ll live to

tell the story, thanks, once again, to our firefighters, and then when

you’re telling your story to the constable he smells something funny

and reaches for his handcuffs, and it’s right about here, wondering

why you came to Maine for the 4th, that you realize the fiber your

hippy shoes are made of is something better suited to a rock concert

than footwear. You’ll be out in 18 months.  Come back to Maine

I’ll be right here, hoping for cooler, drier air.

I’ll try to get back to you later in the month.  Maine base out-


Steam Cabinet Attendant (in training)

Brettuns Village Leather and Spa



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Auburn, Maine  04212