Suddenly Last Summer.



On these cold cold cold days, don’t you just harken back to summer, like those nights when it was too hot to sleep, or you got in your car and the plastic seat covers nearly burned your skin? Yeah, all that happened… about 500 months ago. But summer will come again, I’m sure.

Meanwhile, I’m iced-in and cleaning up my desktop. Here are a bunch of pictures from a 2-day auction in Bayfield last summer. Bayfield is a gorgeous town with nice restaurants and apparently NO hotel rooms under $200, but worth a visit. It’s a good day trip; scenic and relaxing. Go. Do.

The auction was held right on the main pier, in that big white building. The day was beautifully sunny and we found a nearby parking spot. I took some picture of the pier while we were waiting for the auction to begin. I think dogs like auctions… here’s one trotting over to see what’s for sale.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis some of the overstock furniture and wooden stuff that was for sale. There was more inside, but it was fun to be out in the sun. (Because I probably knew I wouldn’t see it for another 29 months.)


Here’s some stuff I bought, and some stuff I wanted to buy, and some stuff I just shook my head about.

Piano rolls. Got ’em! I think I paid $3 for the entire box. Yahoo!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASome very cool old glasses. I didn’t buy ’em, though. They went for a lot.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI didn’t buy this chalkware Jesus….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA…or any of these beaded bags….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA…but I did get this wonderful box of postcards to add to my 8-shoebox-full collection!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a bunch of kitchenware, but I don’t think I bought any of it:



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI did buy this very cool box of glass figures, mostly because it had a very sweet and odd looking ostrich inside, and I had to have that!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADidn’t get any of these books, and lost out on the stereoscopic cards, too. Boo hoo.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere were tons of empty chairs because everyone was milling around looking at stuff. There was so much to see! We did get good seats, though, because one of us was savvy enough to sit down early. Guess who?


There. My desktop looks so clean now, after I’ve been staring at these photos for the past 8 months. I guess I don’t move as quickly as I once did. Retirement will do that to ya.

But speaking of things I love, here are two of my great-nieces, Josie and Gabby, enjoying the valentines that Auntie Patt sent. I couldn’t love them more.

Josie & Gab_ValentinesThanks for reading.

See you next time!




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