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 »

Things to Purchase at an Estate Sale

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Shoppers buy all sorts of things at estate sales – and for all sorts of reasons. Some are collectors who are looking for a piece or two to complete their collection. Others are looking for furniture or other household items to furnish a new home or child’s apartment. Many are just looking for the penultimate… Read more »

REPURPOSING WITH PASSION

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People have been repurposing items for as long as man has been alive. The cave men turned rocks into arrows and branches into spears. There are always new things – and new ways to repurpose and I will highlight some of the items that I have seen lately. I think that sometimes people hear the… Read more »

Airline Pet Peeves

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You know that you have been flying too much when all you can think about is what bugs you when you fly. I have several pet peeves about airplanes so as a result I have thought of a few ways to redesign them. THE COOTIE CATCHER (aka back seat holder) This needs to be eliminated… 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 »