Checking the Tea Leaves

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BM As a child, whenever I got sick, my mother wanted to check my BM. For those of you who don’t know what BM stands for, it is, appropriately, a Bowel Movement. I was never quite clear what my mother saw in these BMs – I guess it was like reading the tea leaves or… Read more »

Protecting a House While Empty

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Protecting Your Home While Empty Many of the houses that we do estate sales for have been empty for months, and sometimes even years. Unfortunately, by the time we get there, many items that would have been saleable have been destroyed. While the first thought is to guard against personal intruders, there are many other… Read more »

QUESTIONS ASKED AT ESTATE SALES

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QUESTIONS ASKED AT ESTATE SALES: This is the first in a series – if you have questions please send to galecurcio@verizon.net. WHY IS THE PRICE HIGHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PRICE? I can’t tell you how many times people come to estate sales and see a price tag on an item and say, “but you only… Read more »

TRY IT ON AND TURN IT ON !

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TRY IT ON, TURN IT ON AND CHECK THE VALUE!! Many people like to shop at estate sales because they love the fact that they can get a bargain. They can also find fun things that are unique, vintage or that add to their collection. However, if a shopper is looking for something that is… Read more »

Summer “Toys”

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Summer Games Long before we had cell phones and video games, we had to figure out how to spend the long hot summer. The only camp that existed then was with the town Rec center where you went for day and made braided gimp bracelets and clay pots. Some kids went to Boy Scout or… Read more »

West Africa

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THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT WEST AFRICA It is possible to buy just about anything out of your window at traffic stops in the larger villages. That includes food, drink, windshield wipers, cell phone accessories, fabric, bread, pots and toilet paper.  can carry just about anything on their heads – including a pail of water for… Read more »

Blind Copy and Reply All

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Given that Blind Copy has been around for a long time, I’m not quite sure why few people seem to take advantage of it. Instead emails are sent out with pages of email addresses that the reader has to wade through. This is especially annoying when reading the email on the cell phone because you… Read more »

Introductory Blog

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At the ripe old age of 60 I have decided to start a blog. It is appropriately named “SIXTY SHADES OF . . . “ THIS means that I can write about just about anything. I figure that I must have learned something these past 60 years. It just depends on whether or not anybody… Read more »