Category Archives: yard sale

Lick me all over

The late Sir David Frost chaired a television panel game called “Through the Keyhole”. The format still airs on TV in the UK. The show involved cameras cruising a celeb’s house, much as on MTV’s Cribs, and other celebs then … Continue reading

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Saying no to senseless clutter

There were two McCoy vases for $45 each, a salt box that would have looked good on my kitchen wall, and a transfer ware serving platter that Tom and Mike might have liked. I left them all at the yard … Continue reading

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Why hoarders have it hard

I decided to enter a minimalist phase and take advantage of a local fundraiser that was seeking household goods to auction. The only problem was, I couldn’t really see anything in the house I was prepared to do without. I … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving–nature or nurture?

Really, were it not for a slight difference in pigmentation, you would swear Hansel was my natural born son. Yesterday we drove to the dump to get rid of two chairs I had been forced to admit I would never … Continue reading

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Troubled Heart? God is here…

Lancaster County may be the right place to be should the world end tonight. First of all, there is a chance that I may get swept up in a rising of the faithful, mixed in with Mennonites, Lutherans and others … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning in Itchy Ankle

I have a fear of becoming a hoarder. Sadly, this fear does not prevent me from buying all in front of me at junk shops and yard sales, but it does, occasionally, prompt me to cull kitchenware once I bring my latest … Continue reading

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The weekend stretches before me…

A person can get so much done when her kids aren’t around at the weekend. First of all, she can get up when she likes, without fear of bumping into a teenager making a snack before retiring to bed for … Continue reading

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Fall finds in Itchy Ankle

Yard sale finds: a strawberry tablecloth,  eight Mexican plates, a batter bowl, a gravy boat and some lovely fishy fabric. A little light gardening. Baked banana bread and local apples. All fall in Itchy Ankle.

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Doris takes a dim view

  Doris’s latest letter below refers to information the Crone shared about a particularly new age spa she visited in Scottsdale last week.  You can read the Crone’s letter here, catch up on the whole Doris Brazil correspondence here and learn … Continue reading

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Living with Disappointment

The Crone will admit to being a little crushy on Doris Brazil, for the Crone has a long history of looking up to much older women with a lot to say for themselves. As a child, the Crone’s idols were … Continue reading

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