Over a year ago — as Max’s Art Supplies was ready to close, and everything inside was for sale — I posted a story.
Miggs Burroughs wanted the iconic Karron’s Jewelry clock. Rescued once from another Westport store, it had served for years as a symbol of the famed art store.
He was a minute late. Sherri Wolfgang — a close friend — had already bought it. She told Miggs she’d wanted it since she was 8 years old, and bought her first sketch pad at Max’s.
At least Miggs got this memorable photo:
After staying in one spot for decades, the clock has now taken on a life of its own.
The other day, Ron Hofaker emailed me. He is not an alert “06880” reader. The only reason he knows about this blog is because — well, let him tell it:
Recently a friend called me at home in Hannacroix, New York. He said he was at a sale in Pleasant Valley, New York. I have been in the market for vintage midget race car parts. He believed he had found some.
He hadn’t. Not wanting to leave empty-handed after my hour-plus drive, I spotted a clock in the kitchen. After a bit of negotiation I purchased it.
Curious about its origin, I googled the name and found your site. Wish I had more to tell you about it.
Ron sent a photo. It sure looks like the same clock:
It has no sentimental value for Ron . He’s offering it to any Westporter (or former resident) who wants it.
If you’re interested, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
But Miggs gets first dibs.