Clear skies, music, and the former Wal-Mart parking lot created the perfect ambiance to house an array of local vendors for the City’s annual Yard Sale event this past Saturday.
There was literally something for everybody, TV’s, computers, tiny motorcycles, tons of clothes, art, antiques, collectibles. You name it, somebody had it, and at a good price as well.
I drifted through the different vendors of family and friends, all of whom had to be residents of the city to participate, and enjoyed the hospitality as they urged me to pick up a vintage DARE T-Shirt. I was tempted to cop it, but I found something twice as special in a painting of the goddess Isis leading Queen Nefertari—a painting that was discovered in the Tomb of Queen Nefertari in Egypt’s Valley of the Queens, also known as QV66 by Ernesto Schiaparelli in 1904.
As I dropped the painting off in the car, I kept walking around, stumbled across two more paintings, and this time I discovered a painting depicting a pharaoh being protected by the gods Horus and Thoth.
As a person with a fascination for Egyptian Mythology, I was a kid in a candy store.
As the day progressed, music blared and folks danced between all the “treasures” and the area where Centinela Hospital was holding free health screenings and offering vital information to the community through various vendors.
Kids played in huge slides and jumpers nearby, and enjoyed the luxury of getting their faces painted.
Live music blessed the crowd as they snacked on delicious bites from local food vendors like B&R Burgers and Kogi.
Mayor James Butts addressed the community on the importance of recycling and raffled off a pair of concert tickets.
The yard sale is such a great opportunity not only to rid your closet of the things you haven’t worn in more years than you have fingers. It’s an opportunity to connect with folks, learn about the history of the items we bring into our lives, and of course, pick up a couple extra dollars for gas. The dispelling of junk can be a major stress reliever and bring in fresh new ideas, and revitalize a person’s energy. Go in your closet and try it for yourself, just call me if you have anything relative to Ancient Egypt.