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Yard sale season is another sure sign of spring

Stored under In the News on April 26, 2006 at 11:08 AM
Furniture, dishes, clothes, books, bikes and baseball bats are spilling out of open garage doors all over town. It's spring, it's above freezing, it's yard sale season.

In garages and on driveways the sales are as much a part of summer here as mosquitoes and barbecues.

The 50-year-old cultural phenomenon sports its own regular "clip and carry" section in the classifieds. It's small so far but poised to explode as May arrives.

Some people throw yard sales because they need cash. Some want to replace old stuff with new.

The Kamiloses, a retired couple, are moving into a fifth wheel next week and heading south soon to search for a new home. They put the stuff of their Alaska life on sale this weekend and hoped to get rid of everything.

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