Mid-Atlantic Scale Summit 2016

On October 15, 2016, fourteen scale friends got together at the home of Mary and Jerry Katz to enjoy their hospitality. It is always so wonderful to see these special people and catch up on events since we last saw each other.

After making our way around the buffet line, we spread out – some in the kitchen, some in another area of the house.

Over a delicious lunch we discussed public and personal topics as well as scales, the museum, and donated collections. We gave a well-deserved "Thank You" to those who have given so much of their time to transporting collections and to setting them up for the museum.

Michael Foster stirred up a lot of interest with a box full of counterfeit coin detectors, his specialty, which he brought down from his home in Canada.

I even brought a platform scale that had come apart when I moved it from one place to another. Try as I might, I could not put it back together – like Humpty Dumpty! Since I knew some very knowledgeable people would be at the meeting, I thought this would be a great opportunity to get it fixed. 

Alas!  I was told that there was probably a part missing, and the scale could not be repaired that day. So, home with me came my still-broken scale, a work in progress for another time. Thanks to the people who tried to help.

It is a long time from May to May between conventions. Therefore, these interim get-togethers are really special times for those who attend. 


–  Arline Jacobson