Originally from Huntington Beach, California, this Tulsa resident since 2004 and her husband Jim have three children, two beautiful grandchildren, (her children are beautiful too, they are adults now) and one more grandchild on the way. Meet Susan Snow 4SS5, River City's Pillow Queen and one of our vendors who has been a part of the River City family for about ten years.
RC: What is your biggest "pet peeve”?
SS: People who mispronounce words. I.e. kindygarten, acrosst, etc.
RC: When did you learn how to sew and what has been the most rewarding piece that you have created?
SS: I learned from my Mother when I was five years old. She gave me dish towels to learn how to embroidery on. I then graduated to the sewing machine at eight years old.
RC: So, you learn't at 8 years old?
SS: Did I say that?!! (Laughing) The most rewarding would have to be about three years ago, when Chevron was real big, I sold about 300 - 400 Chevron pillows that year. It was a very exciting time. I also re-cover furniture.
RC: What do you collect?
SS: I'm trying really hard not to. I used to be an avid collector of Spode Blue Room China. I had 100's of pieces. I've sold everything that I have had except one cup that is my husbands. I've indulged my children in M&M's, Coca Cola, and Unicorn collections. Right now, no serious collection.
RC: Five Things you can't live without:
SS: 1. Coffee- I can't get started without it.
2. Channel #5 - It’s been my perfume since I was 18 and I've never changed.
3. Ice Cream - I have a daily addiction.
4. I could not live without my sewing machine.
5. Mascara - I will not start my day without mascara.
RC: Besides Sewing, what would you say your other best talent would be?
SS: I like to bake and I make one of the best pie crusts in the world. I make real good pies and have been since I was five. (We wouldn't know that Susan.. pecan, apple or pumpkin.)
RC: Any advice for new dealers?
SS: Hang in there! (Laughing) Come in often, keep your booth interesting, and buy what you love and price it competitively.
RC: Whenever you're having a bad day, what is the best thing you can do to help cheer yourself up?
SS: I come to River City Trading Post. I didn't just make that up. It's for real. This is my "Happy Place".
RC: Have you seen anything funny at Garage Sales?
SS: I am not a big garage sale person. But I have seen something funny. I do thrift stores. I bought a metal bird figurine that was funny looking. That's not a good answer because it wasn't really funny. (laughing)
RC: What do you miss about California?
SS: The weather. They have really good weather. I do not do well with the brutal Summers here. I miss the beach, palm trees, and my friends.
RC: Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
SS: Dick Van Dyke. That really dates me. (laughing) I also have met John Wayne's son at a party. He was very cute, very nice and friendly. Dick Van Dyke and I just said "Hello".
RC: What is your favorite thing about River City?
SS: The people, the dealers and the people that work here. I like buying from River City and selling. I really like the people that I've gotten to know here.