So this winter has been slim pickings as far garage sales. I’ve been checking out estate sales but the ones that had cookbooks pictured weren’t thrilling—and therefore, didn’t entice me out into the chilly air.
There was a recent estate sale way up the road in Statesville but they didn’t list cookbooks. While the pictures made it look interesting, there weren’t any of cookbooks in any of them. With nothing giving me the slightest hint of cookbooks, I didn’t see the need to drive all the way up there.
I slept in and that soft, warm electric blanket kept me snoozing until after 10am.
On Saturday afternoon I got a text from my boss, Leslie. She and Rita (who loves garage sales!) had braved the cool temps and made the trek to the estate sale in Statesville—and apparently walked right up on a huge selection of cookbooks! To hear Leslie tell it, there was a whole table of them! And as awesome as she is, she scoped out the table and picked up a nice stack for me. Here’s the picture she texted me:
How about that?! The one on top is from a church in Sparta, NC. Which is on the way up to the in-law’s mountain house. I’ve been through that little town several times. How interesting that a cookbook from there ends up coming my way.
I’m so incredibly grateful that she thought of me! Now I’m kicking myself for not getting out of bed and heading up there myself. Who knows, even if there had not been cookbooks, I may have found something kooky and cool. Oh well…I’m so thrilled for the cookbooks.
Bright and early Monday morning, Leslie brought in the cookbooks and put them on my desk. Here’s the full haul:
Given to Hospitality (Eunice R. Powell), Ebenezer’s Favorite Recipes (Ebenezer UMC, Raleigh, NC) and Rockingham County Home Demonstration Cook Book (Rockingham County Home Demonstration Club Women, NC).
Something Old, Something New: Recipes from The Blue Ridge Mountains of Alleghany County, NC (Sparta First Baptist Church, Sparta, NC), Golden Harvest Recipes (Women’s Committee of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Cooperative—The Doer’s Council) and Favorite Recipes (Metrolina Charter Chapter American Business Women’s Association, Statesville, NC).
Then, Leslie tells me that she had found the cover to a Betty Feezor cookbook, but couldn’t find the rest of the cookbook itself. Whoa! All these cookbooks AND a Betty Feezor?! Why in the world wasn’t that listed in the ad? Ahhhhh! And you know me, it would have killed me to be standing there—knowing that someone else had beaten me to a Betty.
And, by the way, who rips a cover off a Betty Feezor? I would’ve taken that cover and framed it like a Picasso.
So, it’s Monday…I’m well-rested AND I’ve got a great stack of cookbooks. I may have missed out on a chilly early morning adventure—but I’m really grateful to have amazing friends who made sure I didn’t miss out!