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Another Garage Sale in the Books

It's been tradition in my family since the early '90's to have a yearly garage sale. When we lived on South Pattie, we had one every May, and they were VERY successful. Of course, back then, we had three little children who outgrew clothes and toys every year! We also lived two houses from Pawnee and had a lot of traffic all the time! Since we moved to Park City in 2000, our garage sales haven't been as successful. The first year we moved here, I had a 3 day sale in July. That was the stupidest thing I'd ever done! Not only was it extremely hot, I found out people don't just drive out to Park City for a single garage sale, even if you advertise in the paper. Since then, I've been smart enough to have one when they do the city-wide sales in the spring and fall. Some years I have two, and once or twice I've skipped a year. But we have been renting a storage shed since April holding a bunch of stuff we needed to get rid of. I intended to have one during the spring, but was deep into the big project at work. Since it's been pushed back to later this year, I knew I had to do the fall sale. Corby was a great help, and Kaleb came home for the weekend too. All three kids helped, as well as Marilyn, Rhonda and Melody.

Marilyn has had mom's ashes with her. She texted me Friday night asking me if I wanted her to bring mom. I said YES! Mom always loved our garage sales, and was with us for every one! Even in the last few years when she could only stay a couple of hours, she wanted to come. So she was with us yesterday too!

The money from the sale, put together with what we had left after mom's memorial service, will allow us to finally lay her ashes to rest next to dad. I'm not sure when we will do it, but we'll make sure it's a special day just for her!


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Anonymous said…
I am so glad the garage sale was a success and I have enjoyed every minute of our garage sales. I guess for the last few years I have been in charge of the money but appreciate all the help when we got a little busy or had a really big sale, which we have had many over the years. It was quite comfortable knowing Mom was there with us. She always enjoyed our garage sales and loved being there with all of us. She is greatly missed and always will be.


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