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August 23, 2019

Throughout the spring, summer and fall, my sister and I go to as many thrift stores and rummage and garage sales as we can. My sister looks for ceramic vases and plates to make her special bird feeders, and I hunt for glass vases and plates to make garden angels as special gifts for family and friends.

I was curious how the rummage sale got started in America, so I used my handy-dandy computer and internet to find the answer. (As some of my family and friends know, I am not very good when it comes to technology.)

I discovered that the yard and garage sales got their start in the early 1800...

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