Do you like yard and garage sales? Do your closets, drawers and storage spaces need a little breathing room? I sure enjoyed several of them when I was a young treasure hunter in search of perfect collectible glass wear and other things. Now without a car and painful feet, I just read and hear about them primarily.
Our eldest grandson, Michael Risk and his wife, Kayleigh knew the fact and we enjoyed a few hours Friday at their yard sale. Friday was the second day of their sale however, there were still some good items remaining for sale in the yard.
I chose a new, never used four-drawer upright file cabinet. The price was right and I needed the cabinet to store articles, poetry, short stories and other important documents. That steel item was a steal of a deal that Grandma could not pass up.
Kind Kayleigh and Michael have a darling little boy named Foster and a sweet little girl named Harper. Almost all of their outgrown gently used clothing sold well.
Their mother knew I was looking for an outfit for an old male friend of mine that a lot of people do not know about, to my knowledge. His name is Fred and he is a nudist most of the time.
Before, he stripped-off Fred sat in his rocker, only wearing a tee shirt advertising Mammoth Cave. Tootie Mae Sartor, our nine-year-old dachshund knocks him off his rocker every time she passes by and buries bears her head beneath her dragging blanket. She does not like him nor his large shiny eyes.
Kind Kayleigh dug deep into the neatly folded children’s clothing and selected a pair of small jeans and a nice beige cable-knit cardigan for my guy Fred and handed them to me.
I was so happy when Michael showed -up after the sale with his delivery. Fred’s outfit was in the top drawer of the file.
This old girl knows we are experiencing the hottest of summer days and furthermore; the garments are fall and winter wear. Fact is that bear’s bare butt needed to be covered.
Yes, folks, Fred is a stuffed panda bear. He will be 61 years of age, August 17th of this year. The carnival prize has been with me since 1957 when Paul spent all of the money with him on board to win the bear for me at the Vigo County Fair. He has traveled across America with me and been a friend to my daughters and my grandchildren and others. That old stuffed bear is one of my most treasured possessions.
Fred has endured like the marriage that afforded him a permanent home in our hearts. He has had his eyes replaced twice and a broken nose operated on and re-stuffed with cotton. No hanky needed!
I’d say a guy that once had $25 worth of balls thrown at him by a little sailor trying to score with a girl and has had all of the above happen to him is deserving of his new Carhartt stocking cap and of an act of kindness, by a treasure of our family, Kayleigh Risk.
We would have another sale here in Brownsburg, however, thanks to Pell‘s Auction Service doing such a fine job for us, when we downsized; the keepsakes that remain and other stuff will stay until we both go to our final resting place. I am not sure sales happen where I may be going. One of my wings has collapsed! The merchandise may burn before I could get it sold!
I can be reached by phone at 317-286-7352 or drop me a line at 649 South Grant Street Brownsburg, IN., 46112.