I go to a ton of Estate and yard sales. I try to hit some every week. Usually, at estate sales, you don’t see the family who owns the items. Most of the time you just figure it was elderly people that moved into a nursing home or passed away. You can always tell it is elderly people by the furnishing, pictures, and most of all the lighting. For some reason elderly people like dim lights.
This week I went to an estate sale in Barrington. Later that night, my cousin called me to tell me it was the “Barrington Twins” house. I knew the story, it made national news.
Two 97-year-old twin sisters apparently froze to death Saturday after they fell outside and were stranded overnight just steps from one of their Rhode Island homes.
The sisters had returned to Haley’s home from dinner Friday night with their 89-year-old sister. The younger sister, who lives elsewhere in Barrington and wasn’t named by police, left the two sisters at some point before the falls, police said.
They said Williams was going to her car to leave Haley’s home when she fell in the driveway, near the rear of her vehicle. When Haley attempted to re-enter her home to call for help, police said she may have tripped on a rug in the garage and fallen.
While it is very sad, you have to think they had a pretty wonderful life. The house was incredible, and they were out enjoying diner with family on their last night. They did live a long life, that I am sure was filled with its ups and downs, but they came into the world together and they left together.
After that estate sale I went to a yard sale in Bristol. All the items were Elvis related, so I asked the woman if this was “Elvis’s House”. Bristol had a man who was known as Elvis. His love for elvis and all things Elvis was incredible. He came to my shop a bunch of times to buy and sell stuff. (He actually asked me out a few times too) This past winter he passed away.
My favorite memory of Elvis was when he came to my store about 5-6 years ago. He had a box lot of stuff, I don’t even remember what it was he was selling. A guy working at my store at the time said “I’ll give you $50 for it” and Elvis yelled out “I want $40, I’m not taking any less than $40!” The friend he was with said “HE JUST SAID HE WOULD GIVE YOU $50 YOU DUMMY!” Everyone at the store laughed, including Elvis. You could tell he must have been working himself up to say the “I’m not taking less than $40” line, he must have been practicing that line the whole car ride to the shop. He was such a nice guy. Especially sad that he had just beaten cancer. 43 is too young to die.
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