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New Addition

To the yard sale family on Warren Street, thank you for giving him up. Because when I laid eyes on him, I could tell that you had loved him once. But now he was old, neglected, and ragged. As I … Continue reading

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Behind the Walls

In my South Jersey house, the older children once slept in the unfinished attic, with its wooden floor and exposed wooden beams. The baby, however, slept downstairs.  He didn’t have a crib, so his mother tucked him in every night, … Continue reading

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Vinyl Revival

The media says that vinyl records are making a comeback. New bands are starting to produce their music on vinyl and record stores are emerging, once again, all over the country. This month, a new record exchange, or used LP … Continue reading

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Men, Beer, and Yard Sale Shopping!

This post was first published in January 2013.  With excitement over the season of yard sales and backyard socializing, I wanted to reshare.  At first I thought it was a simple potting bench. But then the female yard saler pointed … Continue reading

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Honor Among Thieves, I Mean Crafters

Writer’s disclaimer:  This post was written about a craft show where I was a seller and about people I met (or perhaps fabricated), in the very distant past (or maybe it was just yesterday).  Any resemblance you might notice to … Continue reading

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RoofTop Chalie and the Paparrazzi

I stepped out of my front door, bright red leash in hand, anticipating a nice leisurely walk with RoofTop Chalie…….just Chalie and me. Chalie’s usual walker is dear old Dad, but he was working late.  But Chalie looks forward to his evening … Continue reading

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I’m Driving…….You Navigate!!

Jeff Spicoli, the surfer/stoner played by Sean Penn in the classic teen film Fast Times at Ridgemont High did not realize that he was headed for trouble when he said those fateful words……….“I’m driving. You navigate.”    ———————————————————————————— Navigation.  It can … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not!

The gal from our church’s thrift shop, the Upper Room Thrift, had asked Joe to carry parts of two old twin-size beds out to the trash.  “Unfortunately, we can’t sell them like that,” she said.  “We have the head boards … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Just Buy A New One?

I have been a bit absent from this blog and from my Etsy site as well.  This is because a few weeks ago, my laptop seemed to have crashed. So Joe and I found ourselves sitting in seats reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Not-So-Final Vinyl!

Recently, I was at a craft show, selling bowls and clocks made from repurposed vinyl LP records. A kid, maybe 12 years old, ran up to my stand and picked up a bowl made from a scratched up Styx album…..Cornerstone.  The kid sucked in … Continue reading

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