Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Berkshire Ln. – Morningside “Estate Sale”

It was good to get out of the cold and go into this plain looking ranch style home. Upon entering I proceeded past the professional sellers and headed to the dimly lit dining room where I strained to read the titles of some books on a built-in bookcase. There I found “The Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Survival Kit”, “Predator’s Ball”, “Immune for Life”, “Tips for Teaching Pros”, “How to Put Yourself Across” and “Abandonment of the Jews”. On the floor of that room was a lamp with a large ceramic white cat at the base.
From there I headed into the better-lit kitchen where I found a pantry filled with canned and boxed food. A sign noted all items for 50 cents. Among the food and supplies was a can of Comet cleanser, a jar of calamine lotion, some boxes of bandages, two containers of Morton’s salt, some cans of Hill brand cleaning products, an opened package of egg noodles and some cans of tomatoes. There was also a man’s white belt in the pantry.
A brief survey of the kitchen revealed just the usual fodder of glassware, cookware, utensils and a salt shaker shaped like Shamu the killer whale.

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