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Yard sale people scare me

Stored under In the News on September 13, 2007 at 7:33 AM
Yard sales have always held fond memories for me. I remember as a little girl my grandma and I would always go out to the rummage sales Saturday morning. She’d buy me books, dolls or basically whatever I wanted. I think most of my childhood clothes probably came from yard sales.

Yes, my grandma loved yard sales. My grandpa wasn’t a fan of them, so he never really gave grandma money to "waste on that junk." Little did he know that she always found ways to get cash for going "rummying," even it meant selling brand new clothes she ordered from Sears, using his credit card of course.

Grandma and I helped with the church rummage sales quite often as well. It was always a fun time. As I was sorting through my own items for a yard sale, I couldn’t help but think of her and wish she was around to be a part of it all.

The downside of having a yard sale is that you have to get up terribly early. My friend Melanie and I advertised our sale to start at 7 a.m. Of course, we knew we’d have a few early birds, but we weren’t prepared at all for what happened next.

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