Sunday, July 24, 2005

Flora Ave. - Edgewood “Yard Sale”

This sale on the porch of an old bungalow less than a block away represented a far different lifestyle than the first sale. I had a sense on déjà vu when I walked up the front steps since I had been seen most of this stuff for sale before at this same house. Here was a collection of dusty and mildewy things piled randomly on the front porch and in the front yard. It appeared that the objects were housed in a dirty crawl space or shed then hauled out every year for a sale. Among the clutter was a Zippo lighter with an engraving of the USS Saratoga, a bag of carnival masks, a lamp with a dogsled and Eskimos, an alligator purse, two old Electrolux vacuums and some empty spice bottles. In the yard was an assortment of old electric motors and discarding building supplies. Most remarkable was and old water cooler with the words “Road busters HQ” painted on it. The vessel had been used to quench the thirst of those who fought the building of 485 through nearby neighborhoods. Some books found there included “How to eat like a child”, “Frank Purdue’s Guide to Chicken” and “Home Brewing without Failure”
I bought nothing.

1 comment:

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