A new installment of Allan’s Alley is ready for nostalgic consumption.
On the day this was written, the Kim & Jason strip depicted Kim’s amazement that her mom was about to sell her old hair dryer for 50¢ at the family garage sale. The drawing of Kim digging into her pocket to see if she had the money to buy the dryer herself brought back memories of our young son, at our long-ago driveway sale, trying to buy things we already owned.
When I was growing up, our family never had garage sales, and I can’t remember any in the neighborhood. In those days, the sales we took part in were of two main types: fund raisers for the World War II effort, and rummage sales for our church.
I hasten to add that I was much too young – well, a bit too young – to remember details about war fund raisers; what I do remember was the huge, annual rummage sale at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, where my parents joined and were married in 1932, and where some of the happiest memories of my youth were generated.
Those St. Mark’s spring sales were BIG, I’ll tell you…(read the rest of Allan’s column)