But as often happens, there were a few things that I regretted not buying.
This morning I headed out to see if maybe those items on my mind were still available. The gentleman was working in his barn with his young grandson. They were actually feeding the cows. It was so cute! And yes, and the objects of my desire were still there!
Ok, seriously, isn't this a great glider?
I'm going to put it on the front porch at the house where we have our tag sales. It's the house where my husband's grandparents lived. The glider is in really great shape and it's even our color - blue.
Well, when I came home with the glider today, my husband says, "That's just like the glider that used to be on my grandparent's porch when I was a little boy." ... Oh my goodness!!!
The second object of my desire is something I can't share just yet. It's a gift for my daughter Megan. I saw it out of the corner of my eye at the sale, but got distracted and then forgot to buy it. It's just so perfect for her! It's along the lines of the pull down map of Baltimore that I bought for Ryan earlier in the summer, both personal and unique. Ryan lives in Baltimore and loves maps. It was a perfect gift and a great conversation piece hanging in his home. And aren't they always the best gifts? The unexpected things you just happen to find along the way that instantly remind you of someone. I can't wait till Megan sees what I found for her!
And I did come home with one more thing. Karla was eyeing this trunk at the yard sale, but didn't buy it. I think she had the same problem I had. There was just too much good stuff to look at. The gentleman told me this was the trunk he took along to 4-H fairs when he was a little boy. Wow, another childhood memory! When I told him I was going to give the trunk to Karla as a thank you for making sure I made it to this sale and for helping to get all my finds home, he said I could have it for free!
And so I headed home with my 5th load of great stuff, with a really big smile and a full heart. The gentleman's name was Henry. And he really was a gentleman! He loaded every single piece of furniture for me. I tried to tell him that I carry furniture around all the time, but he wouldn't hear of it. ... It's not just about the great finds out there. It's about the people you meet along the way. Nice meeting you Henry!
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