Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Gilbert St. – Ormewood Park “Yard Sale”

This was a multiparty sale in the front yard of a home built out of a passenger rail car. Here four women a one man looked over their separate piles of goods they wish to divest themselves of. When I arrived a boom box was playing a Diamond Lil’s “Silver Grill Blues”. Here a found women’s clothes, a purse shaped like a bustier, a game entitled Dirty Minds, two commemorative bottles of soft drinks with what appeared to be a dominatrix on them, several button that said ‘Femme Mafia” and a wooden snake. There was a large assortment of books in each pile. Among them were many feminist titles as well as “Amusing Ourselves to Death”, ‘The Tao of Pooh”, “Sister Carrie”, “The Selected Poems of T.S. Elliot” and “The Portable Nietzsche”. On one pile I selected three books to purchase ‘ The Rape of Nanking”, “A History of the Breast” and “It’s the end of the world as we know it” a study of apocalyptic beliefs.

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