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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tag, we're it!

NEXT WEDNESDAY, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. a "Tag Sale" will take place in the sub-storage area in the main building, according to an announcement from the office of Center Coordinator Nancy Kleppel.

This first day is only for Society Members. Go to the basement storage area, accessed easily from below the patio outside the Founders Room by going down the stairs toward the soccer field. There you will be shown lamps, chairs, bookcases, end tables and night stands, free for the taking.

On Thursday, November 12th from 1 p.m. to 3:30, Maryknoll employees may pick through whatever remains and pay a nominal fee, with proceeds going to the missions (hopefully not to buy lamps, chairs and bookcases.)

But this brings up an idea that has been bandied about for years. Why not have a campus-wide Garage (or in our case, Attic) Sale of the literally trunk-loads of stuff that has cluttered our attic storage for decades? Br. Frank Ten Hoopen sorted through the suitcases, boxes and trunks that are up there and put them into some kind of order, but that was more than 10 years ago. Since then the space has again become cluttered with stuff, much from guys who have since either died or left the Society.

Imagine what a great sale that might be, especially if auctioned to the highest bidder! We could sell unopened trunks and suitcases, contents unseen. Also I know I have knickknacks and souvenirs from Korea up there somewhere and I'm sure other guys have stuff with which they are willing to part. Just think of the money you could make threatening to go sell the contents on EBAY!

Of course, proceeds could once again be sent to the missions, where our men overseas could buy souvenirs to put on their new bookcases and night stands.

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