The ice is gone,
but 3 days of clean-up
remain for The Hitchcock's.
We don't do clean-up on Sunday.
It is our day of rest
My girlie junkies know
that the best form of relaxation
is to browse around
a yard sale, a flea market or an estate sale.
With the storm,
I almost forget a local estate sale.
Today was the last day.
I have known this family for years,
the children and the grandchildren.
A mother, a grandmother,
a sweet lady, a sweet family.
It makes it so personal
when you know the people
and it feels almost too holy to write about.
So, out of respect for this family,
I'm not jumping up and down
as I often do.
But will share some precious
pieces that I will treasure
from a precious lady.
My favorite find was this BIG BEN
alarm clock, still in the box.
It was priced for $5
and I got it for $2.50.
Never have I found one in such pristine condition.
Don't you just love the ad on the back of the box?!
It had the BIG BEN stamp of authenticity.
I thought it was pretty here,
but couldn't resist making it
the newest add to my collection here.
It was a hard day for the family.
(I know. I have been there.)
The rockers remain on the front porch
just as she left them.
The family will probably spend a few
more days packing and will say a final goodbye
to the homeplace.
A sweet, young couple that I know
will make this house their home.
As I was leaving today I said,
"I know this has been hard."
"Yes, but it's good to know that what
she had is going with someone who will