Monday, August 23, 2010

Townwide Garage Sales - Miles Long ?

So one friend posted this

And I'm going to the Hulmeville Townwide Garage Sale on Sept 25 (I have to check and see if they have a website... and offer to do one for them.) Well they don't really but they do have this and someone posted these last year on flickr (thanks Sam!  )

But what about you? Have you done the WORLD's LONGEST YARD SALE?? My brother and I have talked about it for years (My husband's immediate reaction was "ARE YOU CRAZY?" why is he asking?? I married him didn't I?)

This year, fortunately, my newly issued Social Security check will come 2 days before Hulmeville's sale.  WOOHOO... I'll let you know what I find. 

Meanwhile THIS coming Saturday I will be here - Lambertville at the Lambertville and Golden Nugget fleamarkets - (side by side on Rt 29 N just south of town) buying my fool head off... then we're going to a couple of stores in Lambertville and the Dunkin Donuts in New Hope before we head to my MIL's for coffee and donuts.  C-ya there.

FINALLY!! Someone at the USDA with a BRAIN!!!

This just seems like such a given - a no-brainer...

20.5 MILLION - that would be 20,500,000 KIDS - people too young to work for aliving primarily but even some highschoolers are eligible for subsidized school lunches.  BUT what do they do when school is out all summer and over Christmas break and over Spring break?? THEY GO HUNGRY. 

These are KIDS... not drug addict, not welfare cheats, not drug dealers (mostly not) just CHILDREN - God's precious gifts who are hungry.  

WHY did it take so long for someone to think of this and what can we do to promote this idea and twist the arms of the folks in ALL states to join this program or start the same thing of their own???

Meanwhile, join me in donating to Philabundance, a non-profit in the SE Penna/ Southern NJ area that collects and redistributes available food, produce etc.  I've been running charity auctions on eBay for them for months but my sales level is so low (Hello eBay!..anybody home!) that I'm not making much of a dent. I think so far I donated to packs of crackers with my proceeds.  But you can "vet" them thru MissionFish if you want to or you can check them out on the search engines (I refuse to "G_____ It".  THAT is a whole other blog post.

PS - some of my "acquaintances" (I refuse to call people this ignorant a friend) have voiced the opinion that the "welfare cheats" don't deserve school lunches - WHATEVER the parent does, the kid does not deserve to go hungry!!!

A lot of you lament the poor performances in schools and you'll lambast the teachers. It helps to FEED the kid - PLEASE read this too -

And next time you feed your kids think about why ANYONE's child should go hungry --