Ecclesiates 3:1-8 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
If you have been reading my blog since Spring then you may remember me telling you of my Grandma graduating from this life, into eternal life. What a hole she left in this large family … and her spot just cannot be filled!
I’ve been told that I am a lot like her, at least in the sense of frugality. Having raised 5 children during some pretty lean times, she knew how to save money on groceries. She faithfully clipped coupons for years … even before it became popular. Each week, she perused every local store’s sale ad, made her list, and went to each and every store to get the best deals each one had to offer – this was before the days of price matching at Walmart to get the best deals in one single stop! Even after her health began to fail and she didn’t enjoy shopping the stores, she’d make the list for my Grandpa, and he’d make the weekly rounds!
Grandma also loved to share her deals. By cooking; for anyone who stopped by for a visit, for family, someone she heard of that needed food, or families in their church congregation. That meant she had a lot of kitchen gadgets, utensils and general stuff!
For the past few weeks, myself and a couple other family members have worked to help my Grandpa prepare for an estate/garage sale. Amid the “time to weep”, we are also learning there “is a time to keep and a time to cast away”. Countless hours have been spent this week getting things ready for the sale that begins tomorrow (September 27, 2013) at 7:30 am. My boys and I are staying with Grandpa until the sale is over, so we are thoroughly enjoying our time with him.
The first reason for this post is to let my wonderful readers know that I will likely not have much time to blog tomorrow or Saturday, and the weekly CVS and Walgreens deals will not be up until late Sunday or later.
The other reason is that if you are a local reader, I would love for you to come by the Estate Sale (September 27-28). Address is 6772 Briley Dr., North Richland Hills. We have quilts, furniture, antiques, corningware, Tupperware, and tons of other things.
This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy here.