May 19, 2012

See?

Yesterday I wrote "So go to yard, tag and garage sales. You might bump into the love of your life as you reach under a table to see  what's in the box below, buy an item that launches your dreams for a new career or even get a little black kitten for free."

This morning I read an article about a man who did just that. you can read his story here:

http://westlakepicayune.com/2011/04/13/westbank-creative-director-ralph-yznaga-takes-back-roads-to-history/

A 50 cent book from a yard sale sent him on a quest of investigation. He's since written a book called "Living Witness: Historic Trees  of Texas"to be published by Texas A & M Press. Ralph Yznaga's life took a turn from his inexpensive purchase; I'm not sure if he got a kitten with it, though!

Now I need to get Mr. B. moving. There's a big sale to benefit the Leukemia Society today. Who knows what we'll find?

Have you made a friend, sparked a new interest or had your life change as a result of thrifting?

Until next time,
Michele

2 comments:

Jen said...

Hi Michelle!
Thanks for stopping by!
I tried using screws but it wouldnt hold tight that way so I
used hot glue!!!!
They're holding tight now & have'nt budged!

Liz - Imageremix said...

Thanks for stoping to comment at Quirky Vistas, Michele. This is a great story. I love the idea of looking into how these pursuits of ours are changing our lives. Keep writing! I enjoy your stories.

Liz