Yard Sale

101 Words 2023

Mom sat watching her neighbor stapling “Yard Sale Tomorrow” signs to the telephone poles. "Moving?" Mom asked.

"I suppose if we don’t sell enough stuff to make our mortgage payments."

Mom told Dad. He drove his pickup over and went out back with the husband then came back and pulled his truck around. The men worked all day. Dad gave him mortgage money, drove off with his multiple rolls of sod, and made two more trips with the neighbor’s prize-winning yard.

After their wives took down the signs, they sat in the dirt drinking beer from Dad’s cooler.

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