As I mentioned in my blog yesterday a vendor at the flea market promised me last week that this weekend he would bring me a case made for my deep dish Ovation guitar. Like I said I have one that works but it is getting worn out. He didn’t show up yesterday, but during the summer, only a fraction of the vendors show up on Saturday but Sunday is a different story; it is then packed with vendors. They figure that since the heat in the summer is hard to take and since Sunday draws a much larger crowd than Saturday, if they are only going to set up one day it would be more productive to set up on Sunday. Of course there is always an exception to that rule. One of our favorite and also the most successful outside vendor has started coming only on Saturday. After he retired from the business world, he started his own business of cleaning out homes. He then sorts through the stuff and saves the good stuff to sell. He has done very well and sometimes he discovers real treasures.
There are all types of people that sell at the market and we have become
friends with some of them. Would you
believe that some are even older than we are?
One of these, a wonderful lady, is having a birthday so my wife is
wrapping up a Mickey Mouse doll for her.
No, my wife didn’t get it from the flea market, but she did get it from
a yard sale (grin). This couple is quite
active. The husband restores old Volkswagen
cars and busses. He also restores old vintage
travel trailers. They not only come to
our local flea market, but use some of their restored RV’s to travel to other
flea markets when the spirit moves them.
They seem to be a wonderful couple and enjoy visiting with them. Visiting with the people is the main reason
we go to the flea market although my wife is more into looking for treasures
than I am. I only buy what I figure I
need now or can use now. At my age, you
don’t collect things or buy things to sell at a higher price in the future
because ninety percent or more of my life is behind me. Now you all have a great day and maybe we
will see you at the flea market someday, somewhere.