On Weather Vanes
Saying for the day: If you sell it or give it away it increases in value.
Betty and I have been deciding what to sell , what to send to the dump, and what to take with us when we move.
I felt pretty good about how things were going until I read about an old copper weather van shaped like a locomotive that went at auction for $1.2 million .
That makes you stop and think.
Is it possible that one of those old things we sent to the dump might have been worth $1.2 million?
Or perhaps one of those things we sold at our rummage sale might have some huge value of which we weren’t aware.
This weather vane had passed through a number of hands before ending up on the auction block.
Then there is this program on PBS where people bring in their junk and some expert tells them what the stuff is worth.
There is always some guy who has something worth four or five thousand that he picked up at a rummage sale for $5.00.
I can see some guy saying about a $9,000 item “I bought that at a pastor’s rummage sale for $1.00.
He said he just wanted to get rid of it because it was too much trouble to haul.”
News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard where all the men go hunting and the women let them- Deepak the Great sent a telegram to the committee that he had just gotten a big part in a new movie and would not be able to come for the parade. That gives them one day to come up with somebody to lead the Pigeon Day Parade. They could I suppose ask the Mayor.
Yesterday’s Liar’s Club presentation was done by Jon Bergall and here it is:
“ When I bought my farm some years ago there were some problems I knew I could have. We were close to the woods and so bears were and are always a possibility . Cows get sick and wander off. Chickens quit laying eggs. Flying saucers land in your field. You know all the usual stuff. One problem I didn’t count on was ghosts. Ghosts! My farm has ghosts. Not your usual ghosts that drift in and out an moan a lot. No! These are animal ghosts. We have a big cow that from time to time starts in my kitchen and wanders through the house. The first time I saw her I thought it was part of the herd and had wandered in. But then it walked though a table and I knew it was no ordinary cow. It has come so often that my kids look on it as a household pet. They call it bossy and ask me what they should feed it. But Bossy isn’t the only ghost we have. We also have Oscar the clumsy goat. Oscar has the ability to tip things over. This greatly disturbs my wife who really likes a neat house. Oscar tipped over the china cabinet and several old dishes broke. She wants Oscar gone. But I have no idea how to get rid of him. I have read all the books but they all have to do with human ghosts and not animals. I asked my Pastor about an exorcism but , when he stopped laughing, he said he didn’t have the liturgy for animal ghosts. I even secretly saw the local priest but his laugh is worse than pastor’s. These people don’t take me seriously. I don’t know why. So we are trying to learn to live with them. We have everything goat proofed . We now use plastic dishes and glasses so there is nothing to break. We are hoping the goat will get bored and move on. Bossy on the other hand can stay as long as she wants. Now if you don’t think this story is true come out to the farm and you won’t find a glass dish anywhere in the house. Or you could ask my Pastor.”
Jon got seven 10’s and there 9’s for an average of 9.7 which makes him the leader at the moment. He was last year’s winner.
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Waiting for Betty to get up to do the drawing at which time Sister Chris or Stacy might win what's in the PRIZE BOX.
Betty is up and she drew ...........
The name is.........
Cherlee's. Sorry Sister Chris and Stacy ( sorry Bree , I tried) If her name is drawn again tomorrow she gets what's in the prize box.Good luck Cherlee.
We spent a quiet day. I did some blogging. Betty did some housework. She went grocery shopping. Pat called and talked for two hours. I did some voting , for musicians, for monkey toilet paper sayings, and for me. Now I need a brteasthing treatment.