He sent me a link to a craigslist post about an estate sale with some fantastic deer in Ada, Oklahoma:
Just look at them all! NINE of them! Aren't they amazing lined up in a row like that?
And to make them even sweeter, they're only fifty bucks each! That's an amazing deal for large lawn deer and never have I seen this many on a lawn. With this being an estate sale, it's hard to know if the family is still living there but I would love to meet them. I bet they are/were awesome!
Sadly, this sale is over 700 miles from my house so I will only be there in spirit.
On a related note, did you know that Google Maps now gives you the distance if you were going to walk somewhere? As someone who dislikes car travel, this fascinates me! Turns out that I could walk to this sale in nine days and fifteen hours.. if I never stopped walking (Apparently, Google Maps has never been behind me on a walking track or flight of stairs!) I also learned that this path goes through the Ozark National Forest which sounds a little harrowing.
Even if I did decide to hoof it, the sale is in a week so I'd arrive at least three days late, only to collapse and die where the deer used to be - a fitting place of death for someone like me who does love lawn deer so!
Anyhoo, buckaroos (and doearoos!).. I hope that some of you are close enough to make one (or nine!) of these deer your own! If you do, send me a note so that I can write about your super score.
Here is a link to the craigslist ad with the details: Where To Score Scads of Awesome Deer And Be Eartha's Hero Forever
And if you're going to be staying home like me, take some time to wander over to illtakeyourphoto!'s website Box of Slides to see some truly amazing vintage slides.
Thanks again to illtakeyourphoto! for the fantastic tip!
Until next time,
x's and o's,