I believe a careful choice of words is important in advertising.
If you want a big crowd for a sale, you need to put it
out there in words that people love to see.
Don't tell me your heart doesn't skip a beat when you see those
words on a poster board on the corner?
What is waiting for you?
What do you need?
What do you want?
These questions are answered when you
stop at a Yard Sale.
I am always looking for some bargain that will
make me feel like I have gotten away with
something...because I know its true value.
(wallpaper sold 3 rolls for $1.00)
This time, the yard sale was for the benefit of my parents. The
business closed after 30 some odd years. It's all I remember
my Dad doing after his mechanic days. I spent many
hours visiting the worksites where his installers
were laying carpeting so I could visit my Dad.
Well, not exactly, more like to watch his cute installers
lay carpeting. But it was a great excuse to be
there and they couldn't make me leave
because, well, you know who the
I am proud of my Dad for who he is. He worked hard all
my life and we had a good life growing up.
We didn't go without and even though we
weren't spoiled, we had what we needed
to survive and I knew where that came from
I have great memories of Wally's Carpets. I worked there in high school.
I was given the responsibility of manning the store after school until
it closed. I was proud of the fact that he taught me to figure out
how much carpet was needed and to measure and cut it for
the customer. It was a lot of responsibility or at least
I felt it was. But I am glad I had the opportunity
to be part of his business and memories.
I love you Dad!