Biking around on yard sale day
Today was the fall yard sale in Stewartstown where I live. It is the second of two days that residents may have a yard sale without paying for a permit, the other being in the spring. Since it promised to be a beautiful day I set out on my bike to see what I could see.
As I rode from sale to sale enjoying the morning I stopped to talk to a nice lady on Ovelton who was selling houseplants. As we chatted I learned that she was a long-time resident, that a neighbor we both knew sometimes borrowed her ladder (always taking great care of it) and that she had a set of never used silverware that my son might be interested in since he is about to move out to a home of his own. With that information tucked away I continued my “shopping.”
Of course you can’t buy much when you’re riding a bicycle, so after awhile I decided to pedal off to Fawn Grove. Heading south out of town on route 24 admiring the ripe-for-picking apples in the orchards along the road, I soon developed an apple craving. There’s nothing like a sweet apple like a Jonagold, especially fresh from the orchard. Soon I came to Shaw Orchards and pulled off to see if they sold quantities of, uh, one. One of the two girls there greeted me and upon learning what I wanted went to check with Mary Sue Shaw. Soon she returned and gave me what I wanted completely free of charge! She said to just consider it a sample. I’ve long known local fruit and vegetable operations to be great places to buy superior produce, but this certainly was more than I expected. You can bet I’ll be buying from Shaw’s!
From there I continued my journey to Fawn Grove, contentedly munching my apple as I went (it was excellent!). Upon arriving in Fawn Grove I noticed that their annual Olde Tyme Days were in full swing. After stopping at the local service station to add a little air to my soft rear tire I headed for Fawn Grove Park to have a look around. What a great event! Lots of food and small tractors and lawn equipment of all ages filled the place! People of all ages were there as well, plus a band including banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass. I found the old gasoline engines to be most interesting.
After spending an enjoyable hour at Olde Tyme Days I headed for home, arriving there a bit after 11 a.m. It was a good morning enjoying some of the events and places that are southern York County. What a great place to live!