Monday, May 11, 2009


Hi, I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin'.
I've been thinkin' about my wife's favorite hobby. She starts on Thursday night by lookin' at the want ads in the local paper and reading the locations out to me so that I can mark them on the City Map.
Some of the big events start Friday and some won't start until Saturday. They are listed under several different names, Yard Sale, Garage Sale, Carport Sale, Rummage Sale and a few others but they are all basically the same thing.
Without setting an alarm or without me waking her she is usually up by 5:00 or 5:30. I am an early riser every day so I am usually already up. After a cup of coffee she gets dressed and around 6:30 she says, "I'm ready to go when you are."
The adventure then begins. We start our weekend of trolling for treasures (or trash). You have to be early or all the good stuff is already gone or picked over. Sometimes there is no good stuff. Actually I am not as crazy about the Yard Sales as my wife is but I am crazy about her and it makes me happy to make her happy.
She searches for teapots and trinkets and other little things to set around for us to look at and I look for books and things like that. We are quickly running out of space. We have filled up our home, our storage shed, and the trunk of one car. I don't know what we are going to do with any more stuff.
I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin', ya'll keep your eye out for an ad in the paper for a huge Yard Sale. It will have to be both Friday and Saturday and we'll be out there early. We will have lots of trinkets, used furniture, and books. Whatchall been thinkin'? Leave me a comment or send me an email to or


  1. God Bless the good life!!!...But Bo, I know your secrets. Do you still have 'THE ROOM' with all your works and collections that none is allowed to enter and only the brave would dare to trod?

  2. Yes, I still have the room but I don't know what is in there because I can't get in.


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