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Yes, it's here. The season of bargain shopping. I wait all year for my favorite subdivisions. My favorite of all is Arbrust Acres, the next division west of us. Incredible homes, many of them established (ahem--mature) homeowners. Today was a jackpot.
I have wanted some of these for a long time, but you can't touch them on ebay for less than $30 each. When I saw this little trio standing in the back of a garage full of wordworkers tools I looked at the stickers (AWK- stickers on Lefton!) and each said $5. Okay. My budget for this is deliberately small. I start out with a pocket full of ones and quarters so I don't go crazy. But all right, maybe I won't get much else today, because I have to have these.
I take them to the nice elderly lady who tells me they were her mother's and that none of her chidlren wants them. How sad. I assure her I'll give them a special place and enjoy them year round. She says, "That's five dollars."
"For all three?" I ask in amazed delight.
"For all three."
If you don't have the collector gene like me, you won't get it, and I just feel bad for you. But if you do, you'll know how happy I was to take them home with money to spare!