Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Good Day

We took things to the recycle center this morning and then on down to the 4-H building where Schweitzers had an auction for B. Erb and guest. We "made the tour" and then sat down to watch things sell. This is the only gun on the auction which sold for $250. It is a .22 Cal Remington Pump that appeared to have some age. It didn't seem to me that things were not selling for quite as much as they have at some recent sales.We bought a box of glass relish dishes, pie plates, pitcher and glasses for $2.00. I do regret not getting a bid on a box of children's books that included one on Smokey Bear. As I paid the 14 cents City sales tax, I wondered just how much tax revenue the City collects over the year with Seward being a popular location for auctions. It was a beautiful day again and nice to be outside. 
We planned our day around the auction, watching the Nebraska-Purdue football game and the Chicago Cubs-San Francisco Dodgers baseball game this evening. While Nebraska was a 24 point favorite, we were pleased to see them come back and win 27-14 after trailing 10-14 at the half. It is ironic that the Huskers have Sam Foltz #27 football shirt draped on the sidelines as a memorial to him, and they have scored 27 points in the last two games.  We went out at the half, took the grass catcher off the mower, and went over the front yard, chopping up the leaves and cutting the grass. The leaves on our Maple tree are turning yellow and dropping, but they are not nearly as colorful as the one across the street nor some of the others around town. Kershaw and the Dodgers are having their problems in Chicago and trail 4-0 after 4 1/2 innings.

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