Susan Dromey-Heeter's 'Budget Vogue:' Yard sale at church is news worth repeating
"Clean your room. Pick up your towels. Do your homework. Please sit down."
Most of my repetitious phrases are pretty routine, pretty mundane - lackluster in general. Yet there is one phrase I love - love! - to repeat ... over and over again: "It's time for the 700 Family Yard Sale."
If you have a short memory (like my husband and daughters do when it comes to washing dishes), you might not remember my column from a year ago celebrating this most wonderful, brilliant day.
When I asked 13-year-old John why he helps out year after year, he replied, "I like helping with the money, and I love to see all the families that come. I love, too, that helping out means I can reserve things beforehand."
Aelish Kelliher, 11, remarked that helping is really fun and said she loves seeing all the stuff "that other people don't think is cool. There are so many choices - lots of stuff, so many clothes."
When I mentioned to my friend Trish that the sale was coming up, she checked her schedule and shrieked in delight, knowing she could make the date again this year. Last year, she paraded her find of Bose 301 stereo speakers and a Yamaha receiver down the street en route to her car, smiling to passersby and remarking, "Yup, look what I found for $60!"
And, indeed, we all win when we converge upon Durham on Saturday, Sept. 7. This is indeed worth repeating: It's time for 700 Family Yard Sale. This Saturday. You heard it here first AND second
Susan Dromey-Heeter's " Budget Vogue" column appears the first week of every month in the New Hampshire Sunday News. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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