Wheh dat lady be at be makin dem Gullah basket own da teevee?  She be up dere 
moun pleasant o she be dere in Chastun?

--R (sent from my miniPad)

On May 31, 2015, at 11:55 PM, WILTON via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

I new Rich he gib us de strait poo on dem basket.

De lady on de TV dis mawnin say she work 10 hour on dat basket.  It sell fo 
$350.

De lady an de basket dey look mighty fine, too.

Wilton

----- Original Message ----- From: "Rich Thomas via Mercedes" 
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Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - Gullah baskets


> You gotta watch out -- some of the baskets sorta look nice to the tourists 
> but aren't well made like a true artist does ( and there are a few of them 
> around and their baskets are mighty spendy). My wife, unfortunately, has 
> learned the discernment...
> 
> Miss Betsy she set up in de ro up dere n sell dem Gullah basket she make to 
> dem rich whifolks come Keewaw.  I axed her to makes me a sweet grass whip 
> doon yo know wun day n she dun mades dat fo me but she done tows me not tell 
> nobody wheah dat cames fum cawza dem ladies up dere in mount pleasant dey 
> gits real upset peoples be doon dat kinda thing. I makes only dat wun fo you 
> but you cain be upsettin dem ladies you know. It ain right.
> 
> Dem ladies gots da law fo dem to sell dem baskets in da ro dere you knows, 
> bunch a dem ladies dun wents up dere clumya on de bus an sats down wif da 
> gubna Sanfuh he name and tells himself da law say dey can sets up an sell dem 
> Gullah baskets dere in de ro an he says you ladies right bout dat you go on 
> sells yo baskets dere in de ro ain nobody gone botha you. So we does n ain 
> nobody be botha us cause dey knows whut de gubna he say bout dat an it bein 
> da law. Ummmhmmm.
> 
> --R (sent from my miniPad)
> 
> On May 31, 2015, at 8:42 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Locally the sweet-grass baskets are famous and pricey.  I think the small 
> sizes start at $50 and go up.
> 
> A few years ago on some Caribbean island, same baskets started at $10, and 
> that was the seller's opening price for bidding.  I never wanted nor needed 
> one, so I passed, next time I'll get them for gifts I suppose.
> 
> Could probably make a killing importing them from the islands and reselling 
> locally, set up a little roadside stand, be the only white folks out there 
> selling them, charge half the price the local sellers charge.
> -- 
> Max Dillon
> Charleston SC
> '87 300TD
> '95 E300
> 
>> On May 31, 2015 11:26:16 AM EDT, WILTON via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
>> wrote:
>> Interesting "piece" about Gullah (near Chuckietown, SC) baskets on
>> CBS's "Sunday Morning."
>> 
>> Wilton
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