Thursday, July 3, 2008
Surf n Sale
Who said "Trunk sailing” wasn’t exhausting!
Last week we went through the newspapers looking for garage sales. It’s amazing how many of them there are each summer. Having just moved, we were in the market (pardon the pun) for a few items.
How different things are nowadays. Today we used the computer map-quest search, for all the street names we didn’t know. Plotting a route to take in our onslaught for the goodies. It’s amazing how many people get themselves out there ‘in the hunt’. Long caravans of vehicles practically racing each other to see who can get there first, ~ ‘follow that van!’.
Whilst in the planning stages I got a little curious. I remembered the English TV program “ Steptoe & Son” the ‘rag and bone men’ from the successful BBC series. I remembered the same people in real life from when I was a kid growing up in England. That brought to mind other well known names related, I thought, like trunk sales, rummage sales, garage sales as well as the famous ‘Flea Markets’. I decided to google the origin. ~ What a pleasant surprise and such a good read. This is the link:
These are part of the loot from our sojourn into the world of sometimes mad, who said it doesn‘t pay to get ready to rumble!
BarBells for exercising. $5.00
Cabinet to hold microwave.. $4.00
Finally what I figured was 'The Prize' ~ Marble Chess set $1.00!!
We arrived home, feeling a little like “Fagan from Oliver Twist!” having picked someone’s pocket.