I haven't seen 5 am in a long time, but I did see it today. The day started early with the Historical Society hard at work unloading all that has been donated for the yardsale to benefit the Depot Restoration Project.
This picture was taken before the sun was up. As you can see Mrs. Frankie and Mrs. Bobbie were already hard at work. These ladies lasted all day long. Boy, I tell you, I had to have a break. I don't know how they did it in the sweltering heat we had today. Bobbie's son-in-law, Randy, brought his generator and gave us some light inside the building. Without this, we would not have been able to start as soon as we did.
There were other such faithful workers today and I tell you, we couldn't have done it without any of them. I don't want to name names as I'm sure to forget one.
When the sun finally came up, we started getting customers. Bobbie had a goal in mind and we were praying it would come true.
About 1 pm, I just had to go home for a break. But it was looking good at that point and the goal was only a couple hundred away. I told them to give me a call when it was time to call it quits and I would be back to help pack it all back up. In the meantime, Jan, Frankie's daughter, brought pizza from town to all the workers.
Coach Jimmy Wilson was doing a little metal detecting today around the depot during the yardsale. He found many depot treasures from long years ago. I'm not really sure what all he found as I did not get to speak to him very long but here is a track relic.
Around 4 pm I got the call that it was time to start packing up, so Walter and I went to help load trailers up with the leftovers. All the stuff fit on two trailers.
And what do you think we will do with all these leftovers? According to Mrs. Frankie, it's another yard sale next month. Oh dear, I just hope it is cooler than it was today.
And good news! The goal that Bobbie was hoping for, was met!
If you couldn't help out this time, please consider helping next month, Nov. 4th.
Thank you to all of our yardsale shoppers, donators, and workers. It was great to fellowship with you today.
Debbie Vail is the author of this blog post.