Highway 80 Sale
By Nikki Peleezo
This weekend was the bi-annual event that is fast becoming a bonanza for the sellers as well as the buyers. It is held on the third weekend in April and the third weekend in October. It goes from Shreveport, Louisiana to Dallas, Texas. It’s fun, fast paced and bargains galore.
Charlie and I started in Hallsville, Texas and ended up in Hawkins, Texas. We must have stopped 35 times, or at least once every two to three miles. There were tables set up alongside the road, as well as garage and yard sales in adjoining neighborhoods.
Charlie bought himself a crystal Hershey Kiss candy jar for a dollar. (I’m still trying to figure this one out, especially when he passed up a box of rotary dial telephones covered in dirt,) As for me, I found my usual amount of useless crap of which I can’t resell and Goodwill refuses to accept. I can hear the remarks as we are pulling up to the tables: “There she is, pull out the gizmo with the ruffled thing-a-ma-jig. We’ll price it at $20.00, she’ll buy it. She’ll buy anything, and if she won’t, break it to bits, throw some dirt on it and Charlie will.”
Be sure to reserve the third weekend in October and come see what’s going on.