have you been?
they are wonderful. they happen on Thursday mornings instead of the usual weekend. that means you’ll probably only get to them once or twice a year. but what a morning!
start with a paper. back in the day, you had to stand in line with your quarter for a copy of the Coronado Journal. now it’s the free Eagle & Times. we get ours in front of Vons. then you make a game plan: which addresses are on this side of Orange? which are before the high school? and the always troubling question: which alley is this? it helps if you have someone in the car who has lived on the island. my mom is a good choice. always make an offer. always carry plenty of small bills. always start by 8 am.
although last week’s sales were not extraordinary, i did find some great bargains…a push lawn mower (that works so well!), playmobil sets for $1 each (that Rachael and i played with for an hour), a wiffle ball & bat, a pirate kite (that i flew almost every day i was at the beach), and a bunch of musical instruments in a bag (sold by three little sisters who also gave M a doll). the bag had 9 kazoos in it! come play one! all this for under $10. and i got to share a fun morning with three neat women.