Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Yesterday was the annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. Instead of my normal participation as a buyer, I decided to be a seller this year. What better way to liquidate things ?? I'd been gathering stuff for a couple weeks and came up with what I considered to be a pretty good selection of yard sale goods.
I'm not sure if we were too far on the geographical fringe of the sale - or if our street is too busy - or if it just wasn't my day for a yard sale. But I actually lost money. I made $11 (thanks to my neighbors) from selling 10 vhs movies, a food saver machine and a tea pot - but it cost me $12 to participate as an official seller. Sigh. At least it was finally a nice sunny day to sit outside. For six hours.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
an icon from my television youth ... RIP Empire Man.
Elmer Lynn Hauldren created the Empire Man character and wrote the carpet company's nationally recognized jingle, which made a lasting imprint of a phone number: "5-8-8, 2-300, Empire!" Mr. Hauldren, 89, died Tuesday, April 26, of natural causes in his Evanston home, according to family.