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Yard Saleing, WHY I DON'T GO
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Old Sarge    Posted 08-18-2002 at 13:35:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If I do, which I used to, I have ta go with Miz Sarge, and therein lies the problem. Lord help me if I pass one that she hasn't browsed before.

Now several years back, when I still did go, there was an incident that cured me forever. We were at one, browsing, when the Miz found some ridiculous thing that cauight her eye. She's forever finding old stuff ta collect, just look at her husband, but that's another story. Anyway my comment was, "Whatever do you want that for?" And after I got the look, the lady holding the sale piped up and says "Oh Sir (?) you really should buy that for your daughter." I looked at her and informed her that the lady in question was my wife, not my daughter. Miz Sarge still laffs over that one.

Thus NO MORE YARD SALES FER ME. I just give her the money and car keys, and away she goes. Me I'm the mule. She gets home and tells me there's something in the van to be brought in./ Hee Haw, and I go pack it in.

screaminghollow    Posted 08-19-2002 at 19:38:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
yard sales are where I got all my tools, drill press, metal lathe, bandsaw, jointer, table saw, workbench, garden tractor, shovels, rakes, digging bars, etc. Even once bought a 1864 Joslyn carbine and five cartridges for $8.00 at a yard sale.
The yard sales around here have changed alot in the past five or six years. Hardly any tools anymore. Mostly used clothes and kiddie toys. Heck last Sat, I got an unopened "Wanted Dead or Alive" toy rifle, you know the cut down lever action. Last year I got a brass mould that pours two sets of teeth. (It came from a dental supply place.)

Spence    Posted 08-19-2002 at 07:53:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sarge, I'm like a vulture at yard sales and I don't even get out of the truck. Ever hear of them condors of South America that can spot a rabbit at a mile, well I'm just as good.

I bring the truck to a crawl on the road side.
Then my eyeballs click into zoom mode. First I check the lawn, cause the sale ladies don't let their hubbies putin stuff on their tables. That's where I spot tow chains and come-alongs and larger
items. Then I go to the table. Here your eyes need
3D vision, cause your looking for contour of the pile and electrical cords and glitter of tool chrome. Something I can't explain but tools and stuff have their own. Then there is the all important not to be missed under the table boxes. You look for dirty hand signs like the guy had been handling oil before filling it.

All this is done in about half a minute then if it's a bad prospect you turn to the lady beside you and say "I think she's closing up".

Best deal I ever had? I bought a beaver band saw(cast iron) complete for 60$. Didn't know I had a deal until my son told me to check out the new ball bearing motor under the stand. Looks like someone other than the owner put the price on it, and that was probably his wife.

Dreamweaver    Posted 08-18-2002 at 17:13:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a yard-sale-a-holic. My entire home is furnished in yard sale. Its addictive I tell you. Amazing what I find that is in excellent condition for just pennies. :)

Hogman*** Well now that Ya mention it    Posted 08-18-2002 at 13:59:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have suffered that same humiliation,does sorta humble one Ya noe....

Admitted, I was 2 years older'n My MIL and a scant 5 younger'n FIL. Maw Hog don't mind tho, guess there ain't no understandin womens tastes in Us male critters. And frankly I'm downrite glad of it !!!

F14...I got's the opposite problem    Posted 08-18-2002 at 14:26:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mrs. 14 is, um, somewhat more "mature" than I am. I'm 51 (and look darn good for my age, if I DO say so myself) and the Mrs. will be 59 this coming Friday (and looks WAY better than I do!).

My kids are 40, 37, and 36, courtesy of Mrs. 14's thoughtfullness in providing me with a ready-made family and making it possible for me to avoid the whole pregnancy-induced hormones, midnight feedings and Terrible Two's thing.

When my son came of age for his driver's license, we like to NEVER convinced the Dedicated Public Servant at DMV that I really was his father and could authorized him to have a license.

Hogman ** I like that    Posted 08-18-2002 at 15:09:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
When Ya know tha ages up front theres no problem but there are times.
I new a feller ,28 years old married a lady who was 42 but convinced Him She was more like 30. Shortly after tha weddin Her 22 year old natural born boy child showed up on tha doorstep....

They stayed married but shorely was a strain

F14    Posted 08-18-2002 at 15:37:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can see where that mighta been a bit of a shock...

We always had fun with it. Told folks it was them cold Maine winters.

Next year this time, I'll be sleepin' with a 60 year old woman....

Hogman** DON'T FEEL BAD    Posted 08-18-2002 at 16:03:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sleep with a GREAT GRAMAW ,She was 51 when She achieved that (to Her) repulsive status.
Shes from May to Aug older'n My first born Daughter.

F14...Don't remind me...    Posted 08-18-2002 at 16:09:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got 8 grandkids. 5 of 'em is teenage girls. One of 'em is over 18 and has left home.

I could be a great granpa any day now...

Of course, my grandkids ALREADY think I'm a GREAT Granpa...":^)

Hogman **OF COURSE    Posted 08-18-2002 at 16:31:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
With good reason I'd recon

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