Tuesday, March 08, 2005

West Howard St, Kirkwood - "Yard Sale”

In front of a large Victorian two story is a massive array of clutter of all description spreading from the front yard and around the side of the house. There is no particular arrangement to the merchandise. Much of it is dusty and has the look of being stored in a damp basement for several years. In the front of the yard are larger items including a fireplace mantel and a trio of old lawn mowers. Upon the tables scattered about the property a selection small ceramic figures continually appear, one might be a pig wearing sunglasses, another a cute tiger, yet another a very droopy faced bloodhound. Other items scattered on the tables are bronzed baby shoes, a wooden banana, a plastic Chihuahua from the “Yo Quiero Taco Bell” commercials, a basket of half filled nail polish bottles, a toy piano and a large stein promoting Rumple Minze. Clothing includes, a Janet Jackson t-shirt, a rack of camo shirts and pants, a fine selection of ladies millinery, an army helmet and a cap from the Red Valve Company. In the driveway is a laundry hamper filled with old tattered college textbooks, on top of the pile is the Autobiography of Malcolm X.
I buy a print of a cheetah with a wooden frame. I needed the frame and the glass for one of my roadside memorial photos. I pay one dollar for the frame.

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