day 320: vintage sale

day 320: vintage sale
Church advertising
Image by moirabot
trying on hats in a quiet corner.

from an email to g:

"also went to a crazy vintage clothes sale on saturday morning – a church hall in newtown was full of things retrieved from opshops in the south island, & it had been well advertised. we arrived only about 20 minutes after it had opened, apparently avoiding queues which had extended round the block, and the hall was packed with people. k. and her mum have a saying for such situations – "ladies, sharpen your elbows" – though actually the mood wasn’t too nasty. people hovering around a prized item ready to grab it if the first person who found it put it back down, but no actual snatching or shoving. still, a bit much to deal with pre-coffee.

but, found a dress (grey wintery fabric, homemade, with black stitching and buttons down the front, perfect size, thought it would be great for next winter but then wore it to a show that night and was still cold! wellington’s a bit behind us with the change of seasons). also 2 hats (ruffly art deco-esque bathing cap, turquoise fake fur bonnet) and a souvenir for you. left behind a pair of powder-blue knee-high platform boots that were almost ugg-boot in aspect but almost amazing. not quite regretting it."

JOPPA Foreclosures, HUD Owned Home for Sale – 110 OLD CHURCH DRIV, 21085

More Property Detail: 110 OLD CHURCH DRIV, is located in JOPPA, MD 21085. It is currently listed for 5000.00. For more information, contact us at or call our Distressed Property Hot-line at (888) 576-0062. 110 OLD CHURCH DRIV is a single family home and was built in 1970. It has 3 bedrooms and 1.50 baths. 110 OLD CHURCH DRIV was listed on 11/15/2010. 110 OLD CHURCH DRIV, JOPPA, MD 21085 is a HUD owned Home. For a copy of the Property Condition Report on 110 OLD CHURCH DRIV, JOPPA, MD 21085 or to speak to a Distresded Property Agent, contact us at or call our Distressed Property Hot-line at (888) 576-0062. HUDListed partners with HUD Registered Distressed Property Experienced agents to help Home Shoppers with the “HUD Owned” Home Buying Process. HUD Listed is not the listing broker for this HUD Owned Property. ALL PROPERTIES ARE SOLD IN “AS IS” CONDITION. SELLER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE PROPERTY IS FREE OF HIDDEN OR VISIBLE DEFECTS. BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE TO TAKE ACTION TO SATISFY HIMSELF THAT THE PROPERTY IS IN A CONDITION ACCEPTABLE TO HIM. SELLER WILL MAKE NO REPAIRS. BUYER IS ENCOURAGED TO HAVE A HOME INSPECTION TO IDENTIFY ANY DEFECTS.
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Church re-gifting sale

Church re-gifting sale
Church advertising
Image by Ed Yourdon
On the northeast corner of Broadway and 93rd Street, I saw an interesting sign on a church door. I’m not exactly sure what a "re-gifting sale" is, and I didn’t have the patience to enter the church and find out (maybe tomorrow). But I suspect it’s a way to encourage people to combine charity with a convenient way to get rid of all those unwanted Christmas presents that normally pile up…

Note: this photo was published in an undated (late July 2010) blog titled "Senior Citizen Discounts: חοt Advertised, Still Worth Considering." And it was published in a Dec 17, 2010 blog titled "Senior Citizen Discounts: Church re-gifting sale." It was also published in a Dec 27, 2010 blog titled "Återanvänd julklapparna."


These are photos that I began taking in mid-December of 2008, after the government helpfully informed us that the recession (a word they had dared not use before, just as they refuse to use the word "depression" now) has actually been in effect since December 2007.

Having lived through roughly half a dozen previous recessions, with nothing but vague memories to mark their existence, I thought it would be useful to start gathering some photographic memories of the current one. It may or may not turn out to be as severe as the Great Depression of the 1930’s, and it may or may not produce the kind of grim photographs that we have of that era … but we won’t really know until it’s over, and our 20-20 hindsight might be better informed with some pictures.

Thus far, I have only a few pictures of signs showing steep discounts; these are interesting, but it’s the "human story" that I think will tell the more important story. Thus far, I’ve noticed an increase in the number of homeless peoplehe street, asking for money, food, and handouts; but I have no direct evidence that it’s associated with the recession itself. In any case, I’m reluctant to take advantage of such people by taking casual photos of them; I’m sure more appropriate opportunities will present themselves, and I’ll add them to the album as I find them…

Lakeside Lutheran Church in Harrisburg plans final service after sale to Muslim community

Lakeside Lutheran Church in Harrisburg plans final service after sale to Muslim community
While his grandparents proudly look on, Kevin Cole beams as his daughter is baptized in Lakeside Lutheran Church on Sunday. He remembers as a boy sitting on the church’s altar for children’s services. The uptown Harrisburg church has been a part of his family’s life for generations, a tradition.
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Methodist Church Misguided Says Lay Group
In response to the United Methodist Church becoming involved in partisan politics, a new grassroots movement has been launched called “Save the UMC”. The mission of this new group is to reform the UMC.
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New church seeks younger demographic
Meeting in a bar and restaurant isn’t exactly the norm for most mainline churches. But The Community doesn’t want to be like most mainline congregations, despite its affiliation with the United Methodist Church.
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Members Of Lancaster Church Donate Items To ‘Treasure’ Sale

Members Of Lancaster Church Donate Items To ‘Treasure’ Sale
Holy Trinity’s treasure sale is set for Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The church is located at 31 South Duke Street.
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Bulletin board: Oct. 2, 2010
FUTURE EVENTS:Kanawha County Association of Retired School Employees: will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Kanawha Blvd. E. The program will be on health reform. The speaker will be AARP representative Linda Bunn. Bring a covered …
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Prep Volleyball: New Life Christian 3, Trinity Prep 0
The Crusaders fell 25-23, 25-14, 25-13 to dip to 2-5 overall and1-1 in NPAC play on Thursday.
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Trustee Sale, 117 South Old Church Street, Petersburg, VA. 23803

Trustee Sale, 117 South Old Church Street, Petersburg, VA. 23803

TRUSTEE SALE 117 South Old Church Street Petersburg, VA. 23803 In execution…50 feet on the east side of South Old Church Street and extending back eastwardly…of “Improvements on No. 117 South Old Church Street, in the City of Petersburg…



23803 Petersburg, USA

ACLU opposes sale of Manti street to Mormon Church

ACLU opposes sale of Manti street to Mormon Church
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – The American Civil Liberties Union is opposing the proposed sale of a Manti street to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Citing First Amendment issues, The ACLU of Utah recently sent a letter of opposition to the Manti City Council, which was set to make a decision on the proposed sale last week. The ACLU also reported that they have requested records …
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Manti could sell block of street to LDS Church
Manti, Utah (ABC 4 News) – In a move that brings back memories of the battles over the Main Street Plaza in downtown Salt Lake, the Manti City Council is considering offering for sale a block of 1st East – and it appears the only interested party is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The stretch of 1st East between 400 North and 500 North is already the last block of a dead end …
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Christian Living Resources, Bible Study Tools, Jesus Christ
NEW YORK (RNS) — Buried by falling rubble from the World Trade Center towers after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, all that remained of the tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church were some candles, two icons and a bell clapper.