Saturday, May 12, 2007

Garage Sale Madness....


My next door neighbors garage sale add said "Saturday, 9-3". This is their drive-way at about 8:15 this morning. The garage sale was set-up and ready to go, but Jerry was very adamant that nobody was coming in until 9 o'clock. It caused quite a bit of mirth at my house to watch these people hang out on the sidewalk for 45 minutes. Too funny!


Because I am the priveledged next door neighbor, whose husbands strong back helped set up the big stuff for sale, I got to shop early. I drooled longingly over some great (and very cheap!) wicker furniture that I passed up in the end. No place to put it since apparently nobody wants to buy our charming little blue cottage, but that's a story for another day. Anyway, these books are some of my treasures that I walked away with. I am a complete book fanatic and absolutely could not pass these gems up. A 1957 version of Pooh, 8 Dana Girls Mystery Stories published in the 1940's, and 5 Cherry Ames nurse stories published in the 1930's. I'm tickled to death! Gotta run and get some reading done now...

7 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

wow, what a book find! They look like they smell awesome.
9am? The last yard sale my mom and I had, started at 8, and the vultures were there by 7am. Crazy, crazy times in the yard sale business.

monique said...

What a lovely books you found on your neighbours yardsale!

Cris said...

I love yard sales!!! Too bad we do not have them here... great findings!

Jeni said...

Those books, Cherry Ames especially, I loved as a kid -along with Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins,etc. I also loved the "Boxcar Children" and recently got a set of a couple Boxcar Children books that I gave to my 9-year-old grandson and he was ecstatic! I told him last year, don't ever expect Gram to buy you toys - your parents can do that and I don't like to buy him clothes either because my taste, his and his mother's don't jive, plus I can't keep track of his size. But books - now those I will buy as often as I can afford them and gladly give them to him too since he loves to read. Apparently he REALLY IS my grandson, huh?

Happy Zombie said...

OMG... you could have made a FORTUNE selling those hungry shoppers some of your DELICIOUS baked goods!

Stacey said...

Dawn & I whent to yard sales last weekend too. The huge Garage arama was Saturday.
We found some realy cool old jewlery & I found a whole set of Child Craft books, published in 1964.
I remember these books from when I was a kid.

Adrilynn said...

I love those books! I have quite a few on a wonderful built-in bookcase next to my fireplace. It's about time to read them again. You are so lucky to find them. Love garage sales but don't like them starting before the advertised time.