He also wanted to erect a London-sized fariis wheel along the banks of the Missouri River. Hey, Stan “The Man” Glazer wanted to do lotsa cool stuff over the course of his 80-plus years on this earth. And of course, he begat our beloved Scribe – son Craig Glazer – so there’s that.
So what’s he up to now? Funny you should ask.
“My wife Lori and I opened up a shop at Nellie & Nico’s over in Shawnee,” Glazer says. “It’s right off Shawnee Mission Parkway and Quivera in an old HyVee or Hen House and there’s probably 200 or more booths there.”
Antique booths for the most part, Glazer says.
“It’s more like a hobby, but we’ve been averaging a nice little income from it and now Lori’s keeping me busy. So what started out as a hobby has grown into a nice little business. And hey, it’s a lot easier than running for mayor.”
“It stands for ‘mom and dad’ – I think it’s Lori’s mom and dad,” Stan says. “Because she always refers to them that way. Like, ‘M and D are coming over for dinner tonight.'”
What to expect at MD?
“Well, she has like an antique desk and an antique chair,” Stan says. “And last week she had me pick up a church pew.”
Hold it, a church pew?
“It’s beautiful,” Stan says. “You’d be surprised – it’s solid oak. And Lori does a big job with secondhand books, like about celebrities. Like Frank Sinatra, Jack Nicholson, Vince Lombardi and Hank Stram. It’s almost like a little libraryand she averages selling two or three books a day.
“And we’ve got pictures, oil paintings, antique clocks. Lori just lives on her laptop and goes through everything there is. We’ve had deer heads, and elk head – you’d be surprised – I sold an antelope head for around $150. And we even have a stuffed pheasant. I found out you’re not allowed to sell migratory birds like a mallard, Canadian Geese or any kind of duck. But you can sell a stuffed pheasant because it’s not migratory.”
Wait a sec, this is starting to sound a little creepy. What’s the deal?
“If you came to our home you’d be shocked,” Glazer says. “We have a mountain sheep head with horns that have a six foot curl – it’s in our living room – I mean, it’s beautiful.
It’s a new trend, using all sorts of wild animal heads. I’m talking about in these million dollar mansions. They’ve been doing it for years, but it’s a big deal now. You know, PETA doesn’t like it, but we didn’t kill these animals, we purchased them from my brother when he moved and didn’t know what to do with them. he had about 15 counting the birds.
“We have an antelope head. We have a deer head. We have eight different migratory birds and one pheasant. It’s not illegal to own migratory birds, it’s just illegal to sell ’em. But they’re actually beautiful”
“No,” he says, “but my dog doesn’t care for them. She’ll look up at the deer head and cock her head sideways and say, ‘I hope he doesn’t do that to me.’ ”
If I were her I’d think about migrating.