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I'll take 50 cents!

Bargain hunters roam Rockdale streets

Decisions, decisions as hordes of early-rising browsers flocked to bargains all over Rockdale Saturday morning for the town's annual citywide garage sale bonanza. Decisions, decisions as hordes of early-rising browsers flocked to bargains all over Rockdale Saturday morning for the town's annual citywide garage sale bonanza. Rockdale bargain hunters are some kind of serious about their garage sales.

Residents along Murray Avenue heard sounds outside about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, well before daylight, and peeked out their blinds to find shoppers with flashlights going through garage sale items which had been set out the night before.

Yes, some sales were made. At least a couple of near "I saw it first" scuffles were reported.

It was all part of the hectic fun in Rockdale's annual Citywide Garage Sale event, which drew about 65 sales from one end of town to the other.

There were items as big as brass beds and as small as earrings, toys, electronics, tons of clothes and well, you name it.

Anna Duncum had a set of antique longhorns for sale, drawing a steady stream of browsers, most of them wearing burnt orange shirts for some reason.

Several churches had garage sales, so did Mayor John Shoemake and so did a trio of enterprising youngsters who set up shop to sell stuffed animals, toys and books.

Instant library anyone? An entire front yard of books greeted browsers at the home of Don and Tami Stockton, 1603 O'Kelley. Selections ranged from Agatha Christie to Plato to Marx (Groucho Marx). Instant library anyone? An entire front yard of books greeted browsers at the home of Don and Tami Stockton, 1603 O'Kelley. Selections ranged from Agatha Christie to Plato to Marx (Groucho Marx). Biggest heroes of the day? Undoubtedly the letter carriers working from the Rockdale Post Office who maneuvered through gridlocked traffic to get all of Saturday's mail delivered.

It was a good day for young entrepreneurs, too, as (L-R) Ethan Seiber, Madison Seiber and T'Keyah Sandles set up shop at 1801 O'Kelley. It was a good day for young entrepreneurs, too, as (L-R) Ethan Seiber, Madison Seiber and T'Keyah Sandles set up shop at 1801 O'Kelley. I don't know what the heck it is, but I'll probably buy it anyway. I don't know what the heck it is, but I'll probably buy it anyway. Even the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce got into the act with several garage sales Saturday, including this one by former Rockdale resident Dr. Fannie Lovelady- Spain (seated), now principal of a school on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. Even the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce got into the act with several garage sales Saturday, including this one by former Rockdale resident Dr. Fannie Lovelady- Spain (seated), now principal of a school on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona.


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