Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Last night I went to an auction at our local fairgrounds to warm up after freezing out at a Social Security seminar all day.
It was 105 degrees out, and inside it must've been at least 165, but I didn't really mind.
Some of us came prepared for the heat.
Many of us found a place to sit down after awhile.
But oh the treasures that could be found!
There is a subculture within our culture here.
A community within a community of sorts.
And so I come.
And catch up.
And shop.

We elbow each other, and dream of the possibilities of winning.
Shawna, I can't believe I let you have those suitcases. Especially the turquoise one!
We contemplate how much to bid, what to eat at Sharon's Rollin' Kitchen parked out front, and how much sweat is running down our backs turning our t-shirt into a tie-dyed swirl of sweat for all the auction world to see. Wait, maybe that's just me???
Others bring their babies.
If and when I get bold enough, I may take my camera again because I love it so much.

In the meantime, I need to sort through the five boxes I brought home.
They'll be a show and tell soon. :)


  1. Lauryn will have to thank you--two of them are going in her room. I thank you for not taking my picture last night. See you at the next one!

  2. 165 degrees? Kansas sounds a lot like West Virginia these days! Glad you enjoyed yourself ... can't wait to see your treasures! (PS - I've missed your posts! :)

  3. LOVE the black and white photos, LOVE them...MINUS the one of me!! What on earth?!?! Seriously, crop those!

  4. seriously awesome.
    you captured LIFE right there woman! great job! for reals.....really good.
    i felt like i was there...i could HEAR it in my mind.
    i wish auctions didn't take so long.


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