In Buy Orbs at Sotheby’s in Brighton: the Meadowbrook Garage Sale, we invited you to the Meadowbrook Garage Sale in Brighton this weekend where you can meet the Talker staff at 155 Avalon Drive. And, as promised, Dean is working on live streaming the event.
The annual Meadowbrook neighborhood sale is rated one of the stronger “first ring” suburban sales in Monroe County. The sale is considered a family outing destination. Families with young children often make a day of the event, strolling and biking through the leafy, sidewalked boulevards with its early to mid twentieth century architecture.
The annual Meadowbrook Garage Sale is very well attended by eager shoppers. Selling? Clear out some stuff and raise a little cash. Buying? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Either way, you’ll have some fun and meet some new neighbors!This year’s Garage Sale is slated for Saturday and Sunday, May 21th and 22th, 2016. The sale will run from 9 AM to 3 PM, rain or shine. The Meadowbrook Neighborhood Association will place ads in local newspapers and post signs at major intersections. If you are interested in participating, there’s no need to sign up. Simply put your treasures out on the lawn, driveway, or in your garage. Residents are expected to make their own arrangements for unsold items and to clean up their property at the conclusion of the sale. Questions? Contact Meadowbrook Director Adele Buettner, who is coordinating this year’s event for us.”
As for those balls at our Get Some Balls kiosk, they are perfect for softball and baseball teams stocking up for the season. The bargain prices put Walmart to shame and beat Play It Again Sports. A group of Mennonites once bought a bag full for a baseball team they were forming. Turns out the church elders approved of baseball as a wholesome, if not godly, pastime. And enough tennis balls for a herd of dogs and a whole summer of matches at the Cobb’s Hill courts.
Before you think we are just capitalist tools, in an article about Lynda Howland’s good works with the people of Nepal and Cuba, I wrote:
Lynda once brought supplies to Cuba: toothpaste, brushes and medicine, as well as baseballs and softballs I gladly contributed. . . I am donating [to Lynda’s Nepal earthquake relief fund] because I can afford at least a dollar — which is all it takes. More so, I am giving because I still imagine — especially now that Cuba and the US are nearing full reconciliation — boys and girls using my baseballs and softballs on a Caribbean field of dreams as blue dolphins play in the waves.
As for that hard-to-come-by complete Howard the Duck collection, my father bought the series one by one in 1976 and 77, enamored with its puckish, bookish, lady slaying hero, Howard. The rarest issue is the British version of #1, purchased by Eugene for 9 pence.Right now, Eugene’s hope is that Howard lands in a pond with a good family who appreciate his graphic genius. For a pre-sale public pep rally, Howard visited Schoen Place in Pittsford for a “book dropping” appearance, greeted by fans from as far away as Canada.
As as excerpted from wikipedia below, Howard is read as a comic existential hero who disrupts all normal conventions of the comic book genre. Some speculate that one of Howard’s nemesis’ Dr. Bong is one of the first gay comic book figures. Others think Howard may be a metaphor for Jewishness. The name Howard is derived from Hebrew. And the themes of exile and, in duck terms, “a strange fowl in an even stranger land,” run deep in the jewish narrative tradition. As Manny, Patrick and Jessica commented on the internet: