Monday, November 20, 2006

New York Ave. - Lake Claire “Yard Sale”

I want to lovingly call this the crusty and dirty old hippies sale. The seller was a weathered bearded man sitting on a folding chair in front of a collection of crusty and dirty and badly aging junk. Around him were some old tires, a toaster, a large iron pipe, some old calendars, the horn of some farm animal and some sea-shells. Everything was delightful in it’s decrepitness. Other stuff included a gun cleaning kit, a few sculptures made from bent silverware, some old 60’s rock Lps, a filthy VHS tape with a hand written label that said “Made in America” and an old metal folding chair with a peace sign spray painted on the seat. I don’t need the mention that this sale was just a few homes away from the Land Trust.
I bought nothing but rejoiced in the continuing diversity of my neighborhood.

Shells, horn and calendar from some unknown year.

Yuri Geller influenced art.

The clutterof an aging antiestablishmentarian.

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