Saturday, May 31, 2008

Going, Going...GONE!

It's gone. I'm heartbroken!

I was first introduced to this country auction in Fleischmanns, NY by my daughter, Sarah, about 2 years ago. I became an auction addict and though it was a 2 hour drive my friend Judy and I often traveled up and back on a Saturday to sit for 4-5 hours and see if anything caught our fancy.

Sometimes a trinket for a mere 'dollar bill' was more than we could withstand and we'd pack up my Prius with a carload of stuff to bring home.

We hadn't been for awhile, we were busy, the weather didn't cooperate, but tonight we had a plan. It had been on my calendar for a month....we were going to the auction!

We always leave at 4 PM. Drive two hours to get there by 6 so we can preview the goodies and have a bite to eat before the auction starts at 7.

But as we arrived at the auction house, we found a For Sale sign with a large SOLD on top.

I knew that it was up for sale. It had been for more than a year....but gone! Just like that??

What ever will we do to for a good auction? And more importantly, what are the folks in Fleischmanns doing for Saturday night entertainment, now!!??
For a more descriptive analysis of what I'm mourning see this NYTimes article from 1993. It really captures the spirit of the Saturday night auctions.....

3 comments:

Sarah said...

OH MY GOD! How devistated you guys must have been.
SR

Susan said...

Yes, we were. I'm already researching new auction options.

17 beats. said...

NO! a friend of mine has a cabin up there, and we tossed around the idea of FINALLY going to one of those auctions. what a bummer. theres a german place in town that has a borderline delicious veal cutlet... i guess that's where everyone'll be on saturday nights!

ps. your new soap contraption rules! it's positively medieval!