After we finished up our route, we found one more sale right around the corner from my mom's house. I picked out the metal table, red toolbox, and some other small knick knacks they had just pulled out of the utility closet. I asked the lady if she minded if I went and looked around back there. She said sure, and asked me what exactly I'm looking for. I said I usually just have to see something. Then, I got invited to the attic - SCORE!
Apparently, they had to rebuild their attic entry and it was smaller than the original. She thought we'd have to rope stuff down through the window. I wish I had a cool story like that to tell you, but we managed to take everything down through the stairs - the two file cabinets that were from an old Kress Five & Dime, the wooden tv stand, the window cornice, and a pink suitcase, an old film canister, an old photo developing machine, and some keys from a '66 Chevy Corvair (didn't get the car though!)
The house belonged to the husband's parents. They didn't throw away anything! I even found his I.D. from his Freshman year in college, and I know this guy had to be in his 60s.
After that, I got to go dig around the back, where I found some cabinet doors, a rusty shelf, and some other rusty goodies. Oh, and some black widows. I really could have kept digging. And, honestly was contemplating bringing back a ladder so I could climb up into the crevice of their house for a piece of rusty barbed wire. No one else was down for that though.
But, man, was I just jumping up and down with happiness for this junk!
As always, what you see is for sale. Just contact me if interested!
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