I know a lot of people wonder how I can stand to live in such a small town as Forks. I mean you Seattle a few hours away on one side and on the other side you have Portland. To me Forks is just perfect.

Even in La Push I enjoy the closeness of the community and you never know when an adventure or surprise is around the corner.

The great thing about small town is that you have the best Garage Sales. As far as I am concerned you will never find a better place for Garage Sale treasures as you will in Forks.

What you probably don’t know is that I am a huge fan of Garage Sales. Yes I know, sounds silly and just plain crazy. But I love them, I love browsing at them and I love finding that one item that will change my world. You know that feeling of “I have waited for you all my life” when you see a certain appliance or book or album.

I am not much into appliances as such although I got some really nice stereos and dvd machines that I was able to donate to the children wing at the hospital. The nurses always give me a list of things they are looking for whenever they hear that I will once again be visiting a Garage Sale.

To me I always seem to be able to read a bit of the people’s lives in the things they sell. The paintings or clothes that are now to out dated.  The last one I went to was really amazing. The house belonged to an old lady who had sadly passed away. In her will she gave some of her treasures to friends as she never was married and did not have any children. The rest she requested to be sold at a Garage Sale and the money they collected had to be donated to her most favourite charity.

The tables were lined with books and albums and all sort of things.  I got a few really great Albums for Grandpa and saw this old table cloth that reminded me so much of Grandma.

I finally landed up at the jewellery table; this I have to admit is my favourite tables at any Garage Sale. I was going through all the rings and watches and earrings, when I found this amazing necklace.

The necklace made me think of a photo that is in Jake’s house of his Mom when she was very young. I remember asking Jake about the photo and he said it was a photo of his Mom when she was pregnant with the girls; the necklace was a gift that Jake’s Dad gave her on their Honeymoon.  I remember the look in Jake’s eyes as he looked at his Mom’s photo, saying that he always feels bad when he sees the picture of the necklace as his Mom lost it on a camping trip when she dried to help him catch some fish.

I quickly grabbed the necklace and went to pay for all my treasures, feeling as if this was indeed the best Garage Sale ever.

I am so excited to give Jake the necklace and maybe the next time he looks at that photo he can smile knowing that in some way the necklace came back to them all.

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Comment by Kory Lindholm on September 9, 2012 at 4:09pm

Aw, that's so sweet of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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