Since hubby was off last weekend, we decided to take a drive to a small town about 45 minutes away. We’d heard there was an auction on Saturdays and wanted to check it out. When we arrived, it was obvious by the number of trucks surrounding the place, that we should have arrived earlier. Regardless, we signed in, got our number, and found a place to settle in for a couple of hours. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to an auction or not, but it can be a real rush. when you possess a competitive soul!

The Auction House

The Auction House

#173 ~ yep, we were late

#173 ~ yep, we were late

The "soup"~

The “soup”~

I noticed a concession area when we walked in. I made a mental note at the time, “Only canned drinks or bottled water ~ nothing from the crockpots.” yes ~ I’m a germaphobic There were three people sitting to my right, with a couple of chairs in-between. The person on the end left briefly, and came back with a big bowl of soup and some crackers. It did smell and look delicious! They took their turn at eating the soup, then handed it to the woman in the middle, who ate on it a while. The grandmother, closest to me, then took the tray as it was her turn to eat the soup. I leaned over to hubby, who by now was observing my observing, and said, “I sure hope she finishes that off because I’m next!” And she did. Whew!   😉

Hope your weekend is a fun and safe one! And to my friends dealing with the blizzards right now, (like, Help Me Rhonda!) you are in my thoughts and prayers ♥

p.s.  Who spits tobacco inside a public place?  Take it outside!  GROSS! ( Patty ♥  😉 )

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46 Responses to NEXT

  1. Never a dull moment on your excursions – I love it!

  2. I agree about the germs in a crockpot. You are so funny!

  3. artsifrtsy says:

    What – aren’t you up for group soup? Didja buy something cool?

  4. Love going to auctions. It makes me sad when it’s a farm auction. There’s always family there somewhere and it’s always a heartbreak. But, almost always at farm auctions the neighbors bring in the food and you are guaranteed it’s the best they have to offer and probably the cleanest you’ll find anywhere. The best auction so far was in Kansas several years ago on a Thanksgiving weekend. I read in the local paper there would be a jewelry store auction by two guys that I knew were cattle auctioneers. I knew they wouldn’t know a thing about what they were selling and I was so right. I took my Christmas money and my hubby (a jewelry designer of one of a kind pieces) and away we went. Of course he carries his jewelers loop with him everywhere he goes and sure enough the jewelry was the real deal. With my $300 I ended up with a very nice addition to my jewelry collection. What was actually the best part of the entire day was when elderly people would ask my hubby to help them find something they thought a loved one would like and then we would sit with that person and get it for them at a very low cost ($25 – $35 for a $1,500 piece).

    • WoW! You did get some finds at your auction! This was not a farm auction….just a weekly auction house in a little town. Folks were there to buy and most stuff went pretty high.But we had to go check it out.

  5. You never cease to amaze me, Paula. There is an auction house in our village, and Rich and I have gone several times, but I’m just such a wimp when it comes to bidding. Granted, I haven’t found anything I absolutely had to have, but I find the entire experience so intimidating. … Love your sharing soup story. 😉

    • haha. Well I am competitive. When I see my bid being run up…I just roll with it and run it higher and then back off. I think “Susan” would love a good auction! 😉 Next time…bid just for fun!

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    Auctions are a great place to people watch …. but the downside is noticing the tobacco spitting. Just wanted to say Hi Paula.

  7. bulldog says:

    Now that gave me a good laugh… what would you have done if she passed it on to you.??

  8. sharechair says:

    Did you get anything at the auction?

  9. Paula, haven’t you heard of the community soup bowl! LOL I’m glad the grandma finished it too. So, did you pick up any interesting finds?

  10. Seasonsgirl says:

    Auctions are always fun even if you don’t buy…. Sounds like a really fun day. Hubby and I too like auctions 🙂

  11. ly says:

    Love the Saturday night auctions. Bought a box unseen one night and came home with lots and lots of used screwdrivers. How does that happen?? I’m with you about the crock-pot concoctions.

  12. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    never been to an auction would like to go some day. I also agree yuk to spitting tobacco….inside or out…

  13. Bonnie says:

    Group soup…are ya kidding me? Fellow germ-o-phobe here too ( I bet between us we could write 100 ways to open a door without using your hands!) and that is just ewwww! Your outings always have such a fun twist…one of these days, girl. we have got to meet up! 🙂 ♥

  14. says:

    I hadda laugh at you worrying about being “next” on the soup line. What are you going to do with that old camera? Some decorating? Surely you don’t want to pay for FILM.

  15. i mayfly says:

    I’m going to take your word on it that that soup smelled and looked “delicious” because from my little ole computer screen – that green tray and paper bowl look like the contents of a baby diaper! Glad grandma emptied the diaper for ya. 😉 Nikki

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