A Yard Sale Find

It’s Yard Sale Saturday in Dallastown. At least every other block, there’s a yard sale.

I stopped at most every one I passed, took a glance, said a few words of hello to the hosts, and moved on. You get glimpses into people’s lives — the Hello Kitty collection here, the Hilary Duff CD collection there; the cigar box collection here, the Glenn Beck library there.

At one, a boy was selling hot dogs. A dollar apiece. I told him I’d take two. I chatted with his family for several minutes. They were new-ish to Dallastown. They had a brown lab that I gave jitters.

Near the cemetery at the edge of town was a garage sale with books. I will always pick through books. Maybe I’ll find something unusual or rare.

I found the novelization for the Jack the Ripper miniseries starring Michael Caine. I didn’t even know this existed — and it has four endings! The condition isn’t what I like, but it was 3 for a dollar, so I picked up two other paperbacks that I’ll dispose of.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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