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September 16, 2012

Mother and daughter shop the Worlds Longest Yardsale

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“The first day we hit the yard sales, I looked at the meter and told Mother that we had only covered 57 miles in four hours,” she said. “We had been having so much fun we completely lost track of time.”
She said they learned quickly to pick and choose where to stop and how long to stay at each site.
 “Even with all you miss there is still an awful lot left to see,” Drummond said.
At one of the stops a vendor was giving away free fudge samples which caused the ladies to wonder if there were other free samples to be had.
“Across the street we saw a man sorting something, so I went over to him and told him about the fudge and asked if he had any free samples. ‘I sure do,’ the man said, and then he handed me a $1 bill. He was sorting his money!” Drummond laughed.
She said as they talked to different vendors, they learned that most people did not do the entire yardsale.
“They were very surprised we did the whole thing by ourselves,”Drummond said.
“We are very glad we went, she said. “It gave us some good quality time together and we got back in time for my mother to celebrate her first year wedding anniversary on Aug. 9 which was also her 94th brthday.”

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