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August 07, 2022


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Doug M

You certainly had a full day!! Margaret you do more in a week than I do in a year, I'm getting sorely depressed here. But very glad to read you and John talked things out and I am blown away with his ambitious undertaking! Love the photos, and I love that one from 64 years ago...gosh how precious. 🙂


Interesting about the estate sale. With all the stuff John is acquiring, does he have or plan to have a resale shop? Or, does he sell things on eBay? If not, perhaps that is his retirement “calling” so-to-speak? Otherwise…. Why would he WANT the four motorcycle helmets if he does not ride? Or does he have to purchase things at an estate sale in lots…. so he gets extraneous stuff because of that?



At first glance I was worried that bear was part of the estate sale haul, although I suspect you wouldn't have been smiling if it was... I'm glad you talked, a good first step. What fun to visit places and memories and kudos to John for the staircase picture!


That Subaru is packed to the gills. John has lots of merchandise to sell so he might not need to go to estate sales for a while. It seems you had a pleasant trip and visited several meaningful family landmarks. The last photo is very sweet...the angelic, adorable little blonde with her lovely mother; both dressed for the special occasion.

Joanne Noragon

Northern Exposure! A good show. With all the streaming now days, we don't know where our neighbors were Monday evenings, and certainly not what they watched.


You were a blond. My dad and grandson were born with light hair and both changed. I still have a blond lock of my dad’s somewhere or other.

Arkansas Patti

I was a fan of Northern Exposure but it was so long ago that I have no recollection of sets.
So glad you and John had the "talk". As long as he turns over his finds and makes a profit, it seems an acceptable way and fun for him way to make a living.

Karen Sullivan

I love the reenactment photo! Such a good idea.

The pile of stuff in the car is a little overwhelming, huh???????

Jenni Elyse

Does John sell the stuff he buys? Or does he just hoard collect this stuff? It seems weird to me that he bought four motorcycle helmets even though he has no plan of using them for their intended purpose.

Jenni Elyse

Oops. That "hoard" was supposed to be crossed out, lol.


I could think of a lot of worse hobbies to spend money on than estate sales. I also know people who have more money than they can ever spend who refuse to spend a dime if considered frivolous. As long as he isn't spending himself into the poorhouse, (know several people in this category as well), I wouldn't complain much.


What a neat photo! And what a lot of wonderful memories. Not all memories are fun, but they are what have made us ourselves. ;)

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