As the weather warms up, country yard sales will be popping up everywhere. Above, we see a sale in progress. It was held this past weekend on East Wendover/Burlington Road, getting close to the Alamance County line. Cars stopped and people delighted in finding blankets, socks, hardly-worn dresses, old tools, action figures, and other sundry items, just waiting to be transferred from one home to the next. As old-fashioned, North Carolina living would have it, shoppers took the time to talk to the people hosting the event. One woman said, "I told you I'd come back" as she also noticed that a lot had sold since she visited the day before. Even when people don't purchase anything, they take time to catch up with neighbors and find out what is happening in the community. Next time you see a sign, stop by and shop- for items or for community news. A little serendipitous, side-of-the-road anthropology never hurt anyone!
While the above scene is rural, increasingly Burlington Road is filling with retail, and the lines between Greensboro and Burlington are becoming increasingly blurred. Happy Monday, NOT a good day for yard sales!