For any and all who may have wonder or feel concern,  I recently received email replies from Jan Sand and Zanelle (Suzanne Smith).  Both are well and Jan can be reached at his Wordpress account  while Zanelle can be reached at her Google collection site

Personally I'm hoping that they might be persuaded to return to Our Salon.

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Comment by M. C. Sears on February 9, 2017 at 11:13am

Thank you

Comment by JMac1949 Today on February 9, 2017 at 11:14am

You're welcome Mary.

Comment by tr ig on February 9, 2017 at 11:17am

Jan Sand was 90 something way back when .. wow .. good living in Scandinavia

Suzanne I see all the time at facebook

Comment by koshersalaami on February 9, 2017 at 11:25am

I was actually wondering about Jan. Thanks.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on February 9, 2017 at 11:39am

trig and kosh,  Thanks for reading and commenting.  Jan turned 91 on February 2, 2017.

Comment by Anna Herrington on February 9, 2017 at 11:58am

Thanks, Jmac.

It's weird to me to think of half of OurS/old Open folks sitting on facebook, instead.... is there a specific spot they gather or it's just everyone who does facebook friended others?  Eh, not that I'll ever know, I don't do facebook. It does seem like the storytellers and happy photographer types went to facebook, though, and the mostly male politics lovers all stayed here.


I miss the storytellers. and the women. 

Did they really have to be run off by bitching at them (or so it seems)?

Comment by JMac1949 Today on February 9, 2017 at 12:18pm

Anna, Jan left in a sort of disgust with comments and people talking past each other.  Z said she just got tired of the small pond. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Comment by Anna Herrington on February 9, 2017 at 12:37pm

Yes, I remember both exits. They have more kind words about it now, I suppose.

Comment by Heidi Banerjee on February 9, 2017 at 12:44pm

Anna, the OS members at Facebook can be found on

If you wanted to contact anyone, someone has to invite you in, like Jonathan Wolfman. You can also receive post from that platform.

I miss the members of Open Salon, I still do. There has been great dynamic and controversy as part of life.

Jan is independent and wants to keep it that way but he would be pleased if anyone of our members would take a look at his current art. He has been doing art as he used to and he is still active.

It is true that a lot of story tellers are there at FB.

JMac, as you know: Jan has been very much annoyed at commenters.That's why he left OurSalon. Zanelle is busy here and there.She once said that she considers OurSalon to be her home.

Comment by Heidi Banerjee on February 9, 2017 at 1:13pm

If Open Salon opened its doors today, within a week or so, we could celebrate a joyful déjà-vu, I am sure of it.


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