The Man Who Wears Three Socks
Well-known to all the Snowbirds in Quartzsite, Paul Winer is famous as the "Naked Bookseller."
A very personable guy, Paul seems to love posing with everyone. It was in the 50s when we were there, and I was chilly, but he seemed fine.
He's moved to a new location this year, on East Main St., in a real building. The selections were great, and Barbara and I each bought some.
There is a sad side to his story. His daughter, Celia, died in 1995 at the age of eight. She herself was famous for being one of the smallest babies ever to survive, at 1 1/4 pounds. Paul and his wife Joanne have made a large 20-acre garden in her memory.
Many trails wind through the various unusual displays.
This wagon is from the late 1800s, and is thought to be one of the original wagons used to haul goods from the ferry in Ehrenburg to Quartzsite.
The rest of the story of Celia, and Celia's Garden, can be found here.