Clear skies, music, and the former Wal-Mart parking lot created the perfect ambiance to house an array of local vendors for the City’s annual yard sale event this past Saturday.
There was literally something for everybody, TV’s, computers, tiny motorcycles, tons of clothes, art, antiques, and collectibles. You name it, somebody had it, and at a good price as well.
I drifted through the different vendor spaces occupied by family and friends, all of whom had to be residents of the city to participate, and enjoyed the hospitality as they urged me to read Robert Green’s 48 Laws of Power and Michael Jackson’s Moon Walk autobiography. Last year I was blessed to find something twice as special in a painting of the goddess Isis leading Queen Nefertari, a painting that was discovered in the Tomb of Queen Nefertari in Egypt’s Valley of the Queens, also known as QV66 by Ernesto Schiaparelli in 1904. This year, I didn’t see the sister who sold the African art, so I bought the two books and a couple others for my daughters.
As the day progressed, music blared and folks danced, as they frequented between the side where all the treasures were, the ice cream truck, and the barbecue grill where the chef whipped up fresh hot links and refreshments.
The yard sale is such a great opportunity not only to rid your closet of the things you haven’t worn in more years than you have fingers. It’s an opportunity to connect with folks, learn about the history of the items we bring into our lives, and of course, pick up a couple extra dollars for gas. The dispelling of junk has been proven to be a major stress reliever, which allows for the influx of fresh ideas, and revitalizes a person’s energy.