I found this CraigsList ad:
BEAUTIFUL FIVE OAKS PARK IS HAVING A COMMUNITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY,
MAY 20TH & 21ST FROM 9AM TO 5PM.
LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF 10 & 114 THERE ARE ENTRANCES TO THIS GATED COMMUNITY FROM MANITOWOC RD, ONEIDA ST & 114. SIGNS BY ALL ENTRANCES AND GATES WILL BE OPEN DURING THE SALE.
PLEASE COME TO OUR COMMUNITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE.
Until a few years ago I had no idea what a gated community was.
In some ways it is a version of a compound for wealthy people who don’t have a private compound. It is a place where I envision people spend too much money on everything, live for brand names, and do not trust anyone.
So for them to leave the gates open and
beg invite strangers in… my heart flutters.
What a time for me to be without my van!
Stay tuned to see how I solve this dilemma.
Of course this is also the weekend I have been looking forward to for ages. My first experience at a real (in person) organized Shopping Experience.
Hawthorne Hill Farm is an 150-year-old farmstead located in New Berlin, Wisconsin which first opened to the public in 2010. The farm has been transformed into a unique destination where creativity and treasure hunting abound on themed weekends. Treasures reflecting each theme fill the barn and farmhouse during the shopping weekend events. There is no admission fee. (yay)
Please visit Laurie and send a message of gratitude and best wishes.