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I never miss going to garage sales Saturday morning. Garage sales are fun.
Sometimes I make spectacular finds. I didn’t find anything fancy today. I spent about $3. But it was still fun.
Last year I bought a Muffin book for ¢25. I’ve been looking for a muffin pan since then. Today, I finally found a clean muffin pan for ¢25. I could have bought a brand new muffin pan, of course. But, that’s not the point. It’s fun because I found it after a long search.
I will make muffins now.
I didn’t find anything at the next house. They had nothing but kid’s stuff. As I quickly turned and started to walk away, I noticed a small lemonade table on the side. A pair of very young boy and a girl were sitting quietly with a pitcher of lemonade. There were a lot of people, but nobody cared for lemonade (as usual). I don’t care for lemonade. In fact, I avoid water as part of my garage sales routine.
Anyway, the kids looked sad and discouraged. “There will be more people coming.. it’s gonna get hotter soon”, the mother wiped little girl’s tears.
I bought the dang lemonade for ¢50.
I bought a box of jigsaw puzzles for my coworker (¢50). I know the tallest guy at my work. He must be close to 7 foot tall. He likes jigsaw puzzles. A few months ago, he came to work on a wheelchair. He said he had to wait and see if he could ever walk again. He stopped coming to work for about a month.. then he came back. He can now walk again with a cane.
At the last garage sale of the day, I found a coffee mug from Denny’s restaurant. It was only ¢25, so I grabbed it. I continued looking around but couldn’t find anything. When I was done and ready to pay, she said “You can have the mug. You don’t have to pay.” with a smile.
I know why she didn’t take my money. It’s because I looked pathetic. I mean, really (look pathetic). When I go to garage sales, I make sure to wear faded clothes and dirty shoes. No European knee high socks are allowed…. check out the picture below.
This Denny’s coffee mug became my new Saturday coffee mug. I will enjoy this mug for many years. They are being sold on eBay at $18+ (completed sales).
I took below picture 3 weeks ago at Denny’s the night I drove out to see The Milky Way Galaxy. On my way back home, I stopped by at Denny’s around midnight for food and restroom. Their coffee mug made me feel sentimental and nostalgic. So I took a picture of it to remember by. Now I have the mug. 🙂
Talk to you later.