Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Gaskill St. – Cabbagetown “Yard Sale”

I always find sales in Cabbagetown to be interesting. Perhaps it is the tiny yards in this mill village make even a meager assortment of divestments appear far grander than they are. This sale was quite meager. On the porch of an old frame bungalow across the street from a tiny Pentecostal church was selection of stuff that included a pair of spurs, four bight orange bar stools, a coffee maker a gallon jug of mosquito repellant, a print of Hopper’s Nighhawks with a neon light running through it, a metronome and an empty film reel. One of the two young women holding the sale showed me a strange tool and asked me if I knew what it was. It appeared to be a combination of a pliers and hammer.
I bought nothing.

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