Friday, October 14, 2011

World's Longest Yard Sale

One of the things on my "bucket list" was to "do" the World's Longest Yard Sale. My husband and I accomplished that this summer on our trip to Nashville. Wow what an adventure. It runs along the Highway 127 corridor in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Since we were travelling to Nashville on the same weekend it was hosted we decided to make a day of it. The drive was very pretty through the back roads of Kentucky and it certainly wasn't like anything we had ever seen before. Everywhere we looked during our 8 hour drive, there was a yard sale. Every driveway had one. Open fields became havens for joint yard sales numbering in the 20's and 30's. Towns transformed themselves to huge street sales of junk and treasure. You have to see it to believe it.   Some of it was downright comical.
Along the way I did come across quite a few quilts. Many were selling for ridiculous prices, or I should say not selling for ridiculous prices. The wedding ring quilt was priced at 380.00. All hand pieced and hand quilted. The lady who made it said she couldn't sell any of her quilts. The economy was so bad, people just weren't buying anything. I felt for her, she was about 70-75 and she said her husband had lost his job and they needed the money.  

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