Monday, June 18, 2007

Trash Digging


New City Sr. High Youth Group gathered this Saturday morning for a Yard Sale at the Church. It was to raise money for their annual summer Road Trip. We 'rented' out tables to peoples as well as selling our own stuff that was donated to us.

Yard Sales/ garage sales are such an American phenomenon. I still get a little bashful going to yard sales, the experience of rummaging through people's belongings is weird enough. Furthermore, digging through their unwanted stuff pretty much makes me a trash digger, and that is humbling, to say the least. Yes, only in the States is this a cultural norm.

Don't get me wrong, I'm starting to enjoy this American tradition. I think it's an brilliant idea, you get money for your junk and ironically this trash diggin' experience has become a treasure hunt for me. As you can see above, Vincent is holding Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions" album: to my man, that was a great find. Maybe it's my pride that makes me hesitant to go through people's stuff. I gotta overcome whatever it is soon though, since the largest yard sale in the world is about to hit Lookout Mountain in August. (It crosses several states: AL, GA, TN and so on.) And at that time, I plan to have my game face on to find me some treasures.

5 comments:

funke said...

Boot sales seem popular enough in England. But maybe they got the idea from the Americans.s

alli said...

In Germany they have "big trash day" in each village about once a month or once a quarter. It is completely normal to see people digging through "big trash" piles and taking what they want. We ended up with some interesting furniture that way.

sienna said...

you two are adorable in that first shot :) i like your tank... and how you described yard sales. makes me wanna go right now and find some burried treasure.

so glad i got to you this morning...
love.

sienna said...

*I meant... "got to talk to you..." not "got to you" (haha)

gracie said...

Rehema LOVES the books I bought for almost free from you guys on saturday, thank you so much!!