First, the joke……
One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, “I can’t accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week.”
The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I can’t accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week.”
The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
Then a congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I can’t accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week.”
The congressman was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.
And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.
And now the peek…..
Last Saturday and Sunday, I held a porch sale in Waynesville, Ohio. My friend Debbie, who owns The Peddler House on Main Street, graciously offered me the use of the porch during the town’s Main Street Antique Show. I set up early Saturday morning, hoping that I would have enough merchandise to fill the space. I hadn’t taken all my things down there- that would have necessitated the use of a rental truck! As it was, I had just enough space to spread out my merchandise.
I had lots of glassware, some silver, baskets, and plenty of miscellaneous pretties and “junque!”
Both the croquet set and the dart board came back home with me. Guess we’ll have to play out in the yard one day when it’s not so hot. Isn’t it weird how the weather in a lot of places went from the 50’s right into the 90’s? At least that is what happened here! We did get a reprieve, though- yesterday and today were pretty mild out. Only in the 80’s with little humidity.
Cindy, from Custom Comforts, bought this wire basket, as well as several other things.
The orange table went home with Carrie and the drawers will be used by Debbie in one of her store displays.
This circa 1940’s stepstool was an estate sale find for $2.00. I sold it for $20.00. Now you know why I like to “thrift shop!”
I hated to part with this sweet little ladder.
I even made a book page wreath to sell! I learned my lesson- next time I make one, I’ll have a bowl of ice water nearby my worktable. Hot glue is really HOT!
Well, there you have a few photos of the sale. I didn’t want to overload you with pictures, so I’ll show more in another post. It was so fun to see Carrie, Cindy, and Pam. It’s nice to know that I have Buckeye Blogging pals to support me. I was approached by a local shop owner to do some “picking” for her. Not sure if I’ll do it, though; I need more information as to how she’ll be compensating me for my time, gas, and “expertise.” *grin* I’m wondering if it might be more lucrative to just have these Occasional Sales. We’ll see…..
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