This is the Our Lady of Justice statue at my friend’s garage sale. She was mounted to the stairwell when my friend bought her house. She’s holding a Christmas bulb that turns her into a lamp. She was priced at only $2; I was kind of surprised that no one bought her.
Every year around this time I entertain thoughts about having a garage sale again.
I guess it’s something about the weather and the change into summer that make it sound like a good idea. It’s practically a summer tradition to get to sit outside, sip lemonade, and greet your neighbors while they rummage through your old stuff.
Maybe it’s been long enough that I’ve forgotten about my last garage sale, the day when someone offered me a nickel for something I had priced at a measly quarter. I accepted their offer (I just wanted to get rid of the stuff), but still I quietly wondered, “Why am I sitting here all day for this?”
Normally I don’t wait for a garage sale to get rid of something. My family keeps a perpetual giveaway box, and we sell things on Craigslist. Making a donation and then keeping the tax receipt usually seems easier.
But still, there’s something about the idea of a garage sale that feels like classic summer, and if you can find enough stuff to sell you might make some good cash.
I was wondering what you think. Can we take a poll?