Beanery Online Literary Magazine

May 27, 2008

YARD SALES UNSETTLE ME

—written by Norma Leary

Yard sales unsettle me. An overabundance of wares, many unopened with the original price showing, screams of the vender’s unwise spending since the stuff wasn’t used.

Along with the sellers trying to get nickels for what should be given away to the needy, are the buyers (more…)

May 15, 2008

WHAT? YOU WANT TO SEND ME A SUITCASE FULL OF BEANIE BABIES?!???!! WHAT WILL I DO WITH THEM?

When the Beanery Writers Group voted to create a booklet of writings on the Ligonier area for its 250th anniversary this year, the members knew we lacked the funds for printing it. Most of the writings are in and done, but the problem remained.

Suddenly, I received a phone call. Jane asked, “Do you want some Beanie Babies?”

Huh? Now, what was I to do with a large collection of mint-condition, tags-on Beanie Babies when I’m trying my best to de-clutter (more…)