Portrait of Melissa
Who works with a knight in shining armor? Okay, let me rephrase that. Who works with medieval knight’s armor? Let me add a stipulation. Who, that doesn’t work in a museum, works with knight’s armor? And let me add one more limiting condition. Who works with knight’s armor and lives in the desert?
Meet Melissa, who when we met, worked at Bob’s Army and Navy in Mojave, California, USA, where they had, of all things, medieval armor (see below.)
Melissa’s job was not only to greet customers and perform sales, but she was also in the process of reorganizing the store. The store “was quite crowded because the store tries to have a little bit of everything, ” Melissa explained. “The store is just so cool, it’s hard to explain what they have there. It’s really worth stopping by to see it.”
Some of the things they had in the store were military and camping items you would typically see in the average Army Navy Store. However, Bob’s differed in that they also had vintage items, especially women’s vintage jewelry and clothing. “They have a lot of camping stuff,” Melissa noted, “including vintage camping stuff.”
In her portrait, Melissa modeled one of the store’s vintage hats. Before she worked at Bob’s Army & Navy, Melissa worked in gas stations. It was “quite a change” to transfer from working in the gas station to working at Bob’s.
Melissa enjoyed interacting with the “very sweet” customers. She found them not only respectful but also interested “to talk about military stuff. So, of course, I like them.” Melissa’s fiance’s dad was a retired Marine Corps member and her fiance was going to enter the Navy, so Melissa was accustomed to having conversations about military topics.
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Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.
Posted on March 16, 2017, in ABC wednesday, photography, Portraits and tagged army navy store, bob's army navy, bob's army navy mojave, knight in shining armor, knight's armor, vintage camping equipment, vintage clothes, vintage hats, vintage women's clothes. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.