Our yard sale went better than we had even hoped! We sold almost everything and what we didn't, we donated to a local church that has its own thrift store.
I made these signs Friday night and Larry and I went around the neighborhood and put them out!
Saturday morning, we had folks out there at 6:30! We had Tom the Turkey up early!
They gave us lots of old family photos and told us the stories that went with them. Like this one of Larry's grandpa, Herb, and his cat, Smoky.
I loved this one of Larry's aunts and uncle, Carolyn, Wilma and Hal, Jr. I LOVE that Wilma has her eyes closed! We are kindred spirits. :) They were all very talented children and all played musical instruments, were actors and sang.
This handsome boy, Hal, Jr. has such a sad story. Days after this picture was taken (he's the one on top) and hours after his performance as Huckleberry Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at Jacksonville Beach's Junior Little Theater, he went to his job at the boardwalk amusement park and was killed trying to retrieve a lady's pocketbook from the roller coaster she had been riding. He was only 15. I'm thankful for all the photos we were given but the ones we have of Hal are special. What a smart, talented, handsome, sweet kid. He died helping somebody out. So very sad.
Sunday morning at First Baptist Church, they voted on their new pastor and we were there to welcome him in! We made a new friend at church, too, a guy named Zach, who had the most awesome t-shirt on. It said, "Pirates, Terrorists, Sex-Traffickers. They need Jesus, too!" We were immediately drawn to this guy and made fast friends with him, "friending" him on Facebook so we can stay in touch. He shares Jesus with the homeless on the beach and we think he's just awesome. If you're reading this, hey, Zach! :)
We had lunch together at Longhorn and then Larry and I went to the beach! Lannadoo was going on at the Seawalk Pavilion on the beach and we enjoyed the beautiful Celtic music, the dancing and the arts and crafts festival. We even saw a guy walking around in a kilt!
The beach was absolutely glorious! Windy, with strong waves and a few clouds but I've never seen a beach day I didn't like.
Now we're looking forward to hosting Thanksgiving here on Thursday with our family and some friends. When we found out a few neighbors and friends didn't have anywhere to go for Thanksgiving, we invited them to join us.
It's almost Christmas. Eeeeek!!!