A reprised poem from the Bonanza archives, revamped for our fab San Diego locale! With love to Del Mar, San Diego and SoCal!

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE BONANZA (WITH APOLOGIES TO DR. SUESS) 
Twas the night before Bonanza;/
in SoCal, Del Mar!/
Where the vendors and junk/
Have raised the excellence bar!/
Into beautiful booths their great goods were stuffed/
The floors with their tape lines were polished and buffed/
Vendors had finished with gilding their spots/
The building stood silent, awaiting the lots/
Of Early Bird shoppers, and then all the masses/
Of vintage love-lovers, brandishing passes/
To enter this heaven, the World Series of Junk!/
Then leave oh-so-happy with it all stuffed in their trunks!
Where The Surf Meets the Turf! Thrilled and excited!/
One’s love of great junk at JB is requited!/
Our vendors are swell! We think, without peer!
(We’re totally smitten; we sure love it here!)/
We can’t wait to see you! It’s all oh-so heady/
Paint & Paddles instructors stand at the ready/
To share tips and techniques re: their matte finish paint! /
The Bonanza is rocking’ (sedate it just ain’t!)
In demos you learn to solder, and to succulents, pot/
Chat up appraiser Tim Luke, the king of bon mots!/
View vintage surfboards, and talk with great folk/
(about surfing and junk, get equally stoked!)/
Jo Packham is signing great masses of mags!/
Buyers most gleefully will stuff all their bags/
With junk and great vintage and salvage galore/
Our talented purveyors leave them begging for more!/
Fabulous vendors! Even more fabulous swag!/
And two days to enjoy it, lest your energy lag!/
So get ready to shop and to smile and to laugh/
And Happy Bonanza from the entire JB staff!
Kim

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