I knew he needed the gas, so I filled his tank up, and a few days later he brought me an item that looked like a corn planter, but it only had one handle. They showed a hand-operated vacuum cleaner and said, "This cleaner is the only one of its kind that is know to still exist." Guess what, my sweeper is identical to the one that they showed. When I returned to my home in Mexico and opened the door, everything I owned was gone.
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Tourte Watercolors | The Holy Grail of Movie Posters | Souvenir of a Lifetime | Land Survey Equipment? There was a small version of a washstand sort-of-thing.
| Hidden Lithographs | First Place Oars | A Wave From Heaven | An Austrian Hutch | Bidding on the Small Stuff | Time to Dust the Toys | A Presidential Discovery | Original Maija Painting | Buy What You Like | 1885 Crazy Quilt Posted 3.5.2012 One Sunday afternoon, I went to look through a pile of junk a friend told me about along a secondary road in West Virginia. It had had a mirror, three drawers (one needed fixing), and a door (which needed to be put back on).
Larry was going home to nearby Acoma Pueblo for the holiday, and invited us to come and see the traditional Christmas dances.
We went and after watching the dancers in the church, accompanied Larry to his mother's house for lunch.
I loaded it in my truck and took it to my friend to repair. Mary’s, WV Posted 2.27.2012 Every once in a while people get "lucky" and find what they consider to be "gems," and this is my story.
He wire-brushed it, fixed everything, took it to Springfield, Ohio and sold it for 5.00 to a woman from California. If you've ever wondered whether or not there's any truth to the saying "One man's junk is another mans treasure," let me assure you, there is. One night, while heading home from a night out, I was wandering down the road (it happened to be trash night), when I passed a second-hand store and noticed the pile seemed to be unusually large.
— Bruce Windsor, ONT Posted 2.20.2012 In 1972, while I was in the service station business in Pennsylvania, a customer came in and needed gas, but he had no money.