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I just now got off the phone with Dick after calling him with some GREAT news~!

Dick and I will be introducing something BRAND NEW and EXCITING for the first time anywhere in the World at our table (by the way....I'm the Rick Morein that Dick refers to, above) in the Dealer's Room at Abbott's Get-Together....

This is REALLY and TRULY SPECIAL.....and it's something that Dick and I have been working on for the past year.......

For you Dick Oslund Fans.....trust me......YOU WILL LOVE THIS!!!

Please be sure and stop by our Dealer's table at Abbott's.....you will be GLAD THAT YOU DID!
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Rick,
Oz must be rubbing off. You are even starting to sound like him..building the pitch.
Hope I can catch up with you guys before the rat race starts. I will be in Tuesday.
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Richard:

Dick and I are staying in Coldwater and expect to get there (Coldwater) sometime late Tuesday afternoon/evening after a long drive.....so I don't expect we will get in to Colon until Wednesday morning to setup our table at the Showroom.....but, we will be around all week.......I'm sure we will catch up.....

......Regarding "The Pitch"..........

Trust me....it's gonna be worth it~!
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I mentioned meeting and having lunch with Inez Kitchen Blackstone at my first Abbott's get-together......let's not forget that if it wasn't for her.......there would be no Abbott's, let alone the Abbott's Get-Together!
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A couple I didn't see mentioned above... Barclay Shaw, Tom Mullica, Goeble, Andre Kohl, Carl Garray and Tomio, Bill Boley, and Howie Olson...
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Thanks Chat box!
I think that George Goebel and Andre Kohl, are the only two still living of those you mention. We just lost Tom this last spring. He came last year (1915) and he and I had a great jackpot session.
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George and Andre are both and the only still alive. I was in Baltimore last weekend but I did not have time to make contact with George. I would have loved to have gone through his costume shop.
Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
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Richard:

Did you get a chance to stop at Denny & Lee while you were there?
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Dear nice Abbott's old timers, do any of you have a memory of seeing Charles Windley perform at the Get Togethers? This would have been in 1965 and 1972. Charles passed away this past December 2017 and his will named me executor of his estate. I have gone through all his possessions but there was precious little footage of his actual performances. I am hoping that someone has a memory of seeing it and can share it with me. Charles asked to be buried in the Lakeside Cemetery in Colon with many of his old friends, and I performed the Broken Wand Ceremony over his grave at this past Get-Together, August 2018. The Midnight ceremony is online if anyone would like to see it: https://vimeo.com/283880002
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No one mentioned Vigil & Julie, I worked with them (Dorny was the MC) in the early 80s
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I'll try to get back and write up the "story" of "RED ASHES", if I have a few minutes. I know Richard Hughes will enjoy it.
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I have a few OLD Abbotts get togethers on video.
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I think it was about 30 years ago. Every night (sometimes twice a night!) a performer would attempt to do the ancient "Red Ashes" trick.

He/she would ignite a strip of red tissue paper, and let go of it. The ashes in a long strip would float toward the flies. Normally, the ashes would cool, and slowly descend to the performer's hands. He/she could then grab the ashes, crush them, and, reproduce the red strip.

It's a pretty trick. BUT, it didn't "work" in Colon High School's gymnasium/auditorium. The air conditioner fans were "extremely active". The ashes didn't descend!

To Karrell Fox, it was an obvious bit for the Fox Follies!

Saturday afternoon, after the Lions Club Matinee, Abb Dickson and I grabbed a "bunch" of newspapers from the shipping room at the store. The "bunch" must have weighed 50 lbs! Behind the school near the "stage door", we spent a half hour, burning the papers. We shoveled the massive pile of ashes into a "dump bag", hauled them backstage, and "flew" the bag, attached to a batten.

That night, Karrell ignited a huge strip of red tissue paper. The ashes floated up into the flies. Karrell and Abb stood looking up! Backstage, we counted five seconds, and pulled the "rip cord" on the bag of ashes. Two bushels of ashes made a "graceful" appearance, floating down from the flies. The audience laughter, broke all previous records! The Fox Follies was the closing act! WHO COULD FOLLOW THAT?!!!?
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I miss those times!
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I did one ashes once at a magic club exchange show. The darn ashes went straight alright but got caught in cobweb in the ceiling and didn't come down! When I realize they weren't coming down, I pantomimed and reached out and reproduced the paper.

AH yes, Karrell and ABB and the cradle. It was loaded with many things over the years. Feathers were always a favorite!
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