In a college dorm, in a prison, in a marriage
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Samantha Tetangco beat a farm boy to catch a pig at a county fair when she was six years old and won a five-hundred-dollar savings bond in the eighth grade for an essay about violence. She lives in Albuquerque and teaches at the University of New Mexico. And, yes, the painting she describes in her essay in this issue is still available for purchase.
There are two kinds of people who show up for a taping of the PBS television program Antiques Roadshow. The first kind of person arrives bearing family heirlooms for the experts to appraise: old rocking chairs and wooden spindles, painted mirrors and Civil War swords once swung by their great-great-great-grandfathers. These people come to learn more about their items.
The second group is made up of people who want money. People like me.