Saturday, 27 May 2023

Attic Sale


 I had to laugh.
Last night while I was waiting for the youth club to depart the hall
I head a slightly exasperated volunteer called out
Amy, don’t put that much toilet roll down the toilets again please “
I couldn’t  supervise the youth club if they paid me.

Anyhow it was the attic sale today and thing were quiet given the glorious weather. 
My sister made 85£ on her quality stall. I made considerably lesson mine but sorted a profit out nevertheless. It was therapy too as everything I had brought was taken to the charity shop afterwards.
Nothing of mine came home with me.

I saw a lot of faces not caught up with in a while The Gop Farm Matriarchs, Boffin Cameron’s mum, Moterbike Jean, and others, and was home by 2 pm in time to water the plants Janet had planted up for my birthday and wake the dogs up for dinner.

I buried Albert in my old field.
Right in the corner by the pig pen.
In the spot he adored murdering rabbits in.

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  1. Toilet roll comment could apply to my grandchildren!....and I'm home now..but loved my little Llandudno vacation X

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    1. It was lovely to see you

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    2. Anonymous5:19 pm

      I am reminded of your reference to bra straps today.
      Fed up with being ill. Saddened by Albert’s passing over. Tired of nasty commentators yet you pick yourself up AGAIN and do something more for your community and yourself.
      And you laugh
      Thank you John you are more like Roger than you think.
      Lorraine Murphy {lurker}

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  2. Congrats on a slightly successful sale for you and a better one for your sister!
    I hope nothing will come along and dig poor Albert up!

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    1. For a first sale on a very warm and sunny day , it wasn’t that bad

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  3. I have to say that, with all it's ups and downs, I do envy your life. I am happy with mine but I think it would be better in Wales.

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    1. You are very welcome to visit , I have a spare bedroom

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  4. Ah, such sweet memories of gentle Albert... Do you call them attic sales. People in the US had all different names for them: There were yard sales, garage sales, tag sales... SG's mother used to fund her trips to Las Vegas on HER “rummage sales.”

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    1. I wanted a classier antique sale but several of the sellers were selling just clothes

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  5. Barbara Anne2:21 pm

    Ah, but did you purchase anything from someone else?? Hummmm? Well done, Janet!
    Might Albert need some large stones on his grave so he stays there?

    Hugs!

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    1. Already done babs, I’ve buried several dogs and one other cat on the field

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  6. Sounds Like Amy's cup / bowl runneth over...

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    1. I felt sorry for her, her mum gave her a jolly good telling off

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  7. Barbara2:39 pm

    Our village organises a yard trail in the summer. It saves setting up stalls in the hall, humping items for sale etc. and punters buy maps of the participating houses to follow the trail and make a little money for the village.

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    1. That’s a great idea , stop humping all of your items to one location

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  8. I would come home from the sale with more than I took. I can be such a packrat. Albert was such a skilled hunter.

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    1. Like i said, I took all my items that I didn’t sell straight to the nearest charity shop after the sale

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  9. Well done on not bringing anything of your own home - but what did you bring home from other stalls? I'm sure I'd have found something I really, really needed! xx

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    1. I bought I miniature jug which I presented to the velvet voiced Linda for working so hard

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  10. Anonymous2:46 pm

    The rabbits are rejoicing and multiplying- or would if they knew.
    Will miss Albert, he was such a character. I hope you will get another cat soon. JanF

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    1. Funny thing about cats. In my experience you don't pick a cat...they pick you.

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  11. Albert's resting place sounds idyllic for him - and very near to visit you in spirit x

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    1. I’m not one for visiting graves Flis, animal or human

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    2. I really meant that Albert may visit you perhaps x 🐰🐀

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    3. I’d be the last person he’d visit lol

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    4. Barbara Anne8:40 pm

      Occasionally, when I am cozy in bed and nearly asleep, it feels like someone or something has settled close to me on the mattress but no one is there when I look. It really feels like one of the cats joined me, but they aren't all gone. Definitely odd.

      Hugs!

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    5. please make that, "they (the cats) ARE all gone. Ta.

      Hugs!

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  12. My belated condolences on Albert's passing. What a feisty guy. Last weekend I went to an estate sale with my daughter but I refrained from buying anything. It was kind of weird seeing the deceased owner's stuff displayed throughout his house with people pawing through it. Things that obviously had some meaning for him that we can only guess at their importance.

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    1. Yes it’s bittersweet sensation…I remember having a house clearance man in to see my mothers things and he classed most as “ rubbish”

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  13. I worked with the youth at my church for years - And we never had 'too much flushed,' but we did find a box that had held a pregnancy test once ... But I do love attic sales, that butterfly bowl is catching my eye.

    And a perfect final resting place for Albert.

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    1. I sold that to a old lady obsessed with butterflies

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  14. There was a fracas at my school in the playground - Two friends had words - one girl pushed her friends head through the asbestos garage wall - then flushed her hat down the loo blocking it x

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    1. Anonymous1:17 pm

      At your school, yes I realised you were a child from the comments you make.

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    2. I'm young at heart darling 💒

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    3. Flis perhaps you don't realise that "darling" is used when you know someone very well, as a term of endearment To call a stranger "darling" is patronising and condescending. Assuming you don't know who "Anonymous" is you are incorrect in using the word. If you would care t Google it you may gain a better understanding.

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    4. No - darling it is 🦄

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    5. Anonymous6:51 pm

      So you admit to being patronising and condescending. Perhaps you need to Google those words too.

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  15. "In the spot he adored murdering rabbits in" ... I started laughing just as I took a gulp of coffee, almost spat it out on my laptop. RIP Albert, you little murderer.

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  16. It is nice seeing an attic sale raising a decent amount.

    Quite suitable place for Albert, where he used to hunt.

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    1. The manleys would love to see u too

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    2. Thankyou. Good to know.

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  17. Anonymous6:27 pm

    I used to help with youth group till a football hit me in the face. lost plot with the kids who to their credit looked suitably contrite and apologetic. don't ever go there. Will take years off your life.

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    1. Working in a youth club would be my worst nightmare ..seriously

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  18. weaver7:15 pm

    So glad you buried Albert in his favourite rabbitting spot.

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  19. I hope the attic sale raised a good amount of funds. Roger's final resting place sounds perfect.

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  20. I think you mean Albert, Roger is John's young dog, and is in rude health!

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  21. I have only buried one cat, my beloved Primo who came from Indiana to Phoenix with us. I found him halfway through a fence where he was apparently being chased and died of a heart attack. At least that's my belief. It's a sad thing which I shall dwell on no further.

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  22. Wow, your sister made out like a bandit on her sale!

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  23. A fitting resting place for Albert, rabbit murderer that he was. :)

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  24. Poor old Albert, forever murdering rabbits in Cat Heaven.

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  25. How fitting for Albert. Forever at peace close to home.

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  26. Anonymous10:22 am

    "In the spot he adored murdering rabbits in." Love that. When I had to let my last pup go, we were watching the movie Thor. They have the Rainbow Bridge in the movie. Our pets apparently also cross the Rainbow Bridge. I noted that my pup crossed the Rainbow Bridge and was now Thor's dog. (I hope Thor enjoys his chair legs peed upon and his couch legs chewed!)

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  27. I love a good boot sale! Or attic sale, or whatever you want to call it. I wish I could have come!

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