Monday, November 20, 2006

E. Parkwood Dr. – Druid Hills “Estate Sale”
When I arrived at this one story traditional home there was not one other shopper inside the residence. It was like being able to wander alone in an old burial site. But since the sale started on Friday it was more like being in a pillaged burial site. With much of the goods having already been sold it was difficult to get a ready understanding of life in this home. I headed first to the basement seeking thinking perhaps that that region might be less disturbed than other areas. There I found several old mattresses stacked on their sides, some old gardening tools and a emergency escape ladder. It seemed strange that the ladder was in the basement instead of an upstairs room. Also on the lower level was some old Xmas decorations and old sports equipment. In one corner were the remnants of a work-bench with tools, hardware and some paint cans scattered about the work surface.
Upstairs things were in much better order. In one bedroom I found a pile of unframed prints on the carpet. On top of them was a painting of a white haired woman. Among the prints were images of sailing ships and scenes from Israel. In the same room I found several canes and a few bottles of Old Spice aftershave. In the corner of that room was an old console TV with a simple pedal style leg exerciser in front of the screen. In another bedroom were some piles of linens and some women’s clothing.
In the den I found a book entitled the “Complete Book of Corporate Forms” as well as “How to cash in on your hidden memory power”, “The New Money Dynamics”, “How to develop a super power memory”, “Washington Waste from A to Z”, “Keeping your money”, “In search of excellence”, “Word power made easy”, “Sidetracked Home Executives” and “Phobia Free”. On a shelf in the den were several empty canisters for super 8 home movies and a film projector. On an ottoman was a large Mexican sombrero and on a nearby chair a matching serape.
In the kitchen I found the usual assortment of redundant utensils and glass ware. On a table was a plaque the said “If there is righteousness in the heart,
there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world....”
Next to it was a trivet that said Peggy’s Kitchen.
A portrait of Peggy?

CD and quaint ceramics.

Headgear from Old Mexico

In the front of the home I found a small leather case that with an inscription that read “A stud in the hand is worth two under the bed”. On a chair were two small pitchers next to a copy a CD of Rob Zombie’s “Music to Strip By”. Also in the room were two Spirograhs.
Up a flight of stairs were two small rooms. In one I found a walker, a large fan and a desk covered with old office supplies. In the other room was an exercise bike.
I bought a yard-stick.
View of the attic.

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