Nothing says summer like a Garage Sale. Our Cabin Community held a Parade of Garage Sales recently. It didn’t take long for me to identify the items that I would attempt to unload. I just chose all the things I had no real attachment to and no need for. The cabin is full of such items because when we purchased it, it came with all the stuff the previous owner had no use for.
I carted arm fulls of things to the edge of the road and rather than trying to price everything, I made a single sign. It said “Free”. I pinned it to the makeshift brick and board shelf the items were sitting on, and sat back to see what would happen. My first customer arrived in a pick-up truck. Within minutes she had loaded up the big old TV set that survived the flood, and 4 kitchen chairs that have been made redundant. And so it went all morning. No one could believe that everything was free, and though they probably didn’t need any of the things they took, they just couldn’t resist getting something for nothing. By the end of the day, everything had been taken except….
this fondue pot. Granted, it doesn’t have a lid, and the heat source is missing, but it has a nice wooden handle, and a lovely bouquet of flowers dancing around its belly. Truly, how could those people take home an old rake or an ice bucket disguised like a wooden apple, but leave behind the fondue pot?
I took the pot back into the cabin, washed the dust off, and put it back onto the shelf. I wonder, does everyone have a fondue pot that they never use and that is why I couldn’t give this one away? Or does no one fondue anymore?