Friday, April 24, 2009


Woo-Hoo! It's Finally Friday! Today my small town is having their all-town garage sales. I absolutely love to garage sale. I love the thrill of the hunt! It's soooo much fun to look through what everyone is wanting to get rid of, because I find the best stuff among the piles. So, today, on Finally Friday, that is what I am going to do!

To start off my Finally Friday, I am listing some awesome finds of my own! Feel free to "dig" through the information, and find your own "stuff!" :)

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Try all 3 and tell me which is your favorite freebie site! If you know of any others, let me know, and I'll add it to the list!


  1. Thank you for the links and I hope you post pictures of you finds! I'm just wondering how far you are from Antioch IL (IL/WI border). Garage sales sounds like fun!

  2. Cool! Thanks for sharing A. Marie... best wishes on your All-Town Gargage Sale... it sounds like lots of fun! Hope you find some groovy stuff.

    Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas

  3. Hi guys! My small town is just about smack-dab in the middle of Illinois. Antioch is about 140 miles away from me, according to MapQuest. My small town is Fairbury. Our claim to fame is that we are the only town, in the entire United States, that ever had a McDonald's close due to lackluster kidding! Anyway, the garage sales are going great. I haven't find much stuff today, but yesterday, at our local consignment store, I found a wonderful book by Jan Karon (I LOVE HER!), some shirts for teen son and daughter, some awesome curtains for teen daughter's bedroom, and some toys for my little nieces. All, in all, not a bad haul! (Hey..I rhymed!) :)

    I'll post a pic of my daughter's new curtains when I figure out where the camera is!)

  4. It sounds like you made some pretty goods finds today! I love garage sales!!

    LOL! at your town's claim to fame.

  5. I just love you. You always find a way to make me smile. And I have never heard of a McD's closing because of poor sales. Is your town overly healthy?

  6. Frances, Hello! I was hoping you'd find me!!!

    SonyaAnn, it is kind of a long story as to why McDonald's closed, but before McD's ever became a big franchise, we had a local family, with the last name McDonald's (no kidding!) who ran a lovely restaurant. All was peaceful and calm until McD's eyed my little town as a possible place to put another franchise. That is where the trouble started. They were going to make things quite ugly for our little family-owned establishment. The McDonald's family in town basically had to prove that they were in business before McD's became a franchise. And, they did have the proof, but to appease the big McD Corporation, they agreed to be known as McDonald restaurant. The big McD Corporation was even nice enough to buy them a nice, big sign that said "MCDONALD FAMILY RESTAURANT." Well, that raised the ire of the local townfolk, and by word-of-mouth, people started shunning the McD fast food place. And, it worked.
    Moral of story: Never Make Locals Mad! :)


    This is the link to the wikipedia article about this. :)

  8. "The real Ronald McDonald (US)
    The company waged a 26-year legal action against McDonald's Family Restaurant which was opened by a man legally named Ronald McDonald in Fairbury, Illinois in 1956..."

    To find out more, you go to and in the search engine, you type in McDonald's legal cases. It should bring up the information. The above link does not work right! :)


    Fairbury , Illinois. Site of a celebrated fight between the McDonald's corporation and a family restaurant of the same name (proprietor: Ronald McDonald) that had been trading for more than 50 years, The Golden Arches eventually moved elsewhere, citing lack of business.

    THIS IS THE BEST ARTICLE YET: Copy and paste this link in your search engine:

  10. Sorry it took me so long to get over here. What an interesting story! And I love that the people of the town pulled together and backed up one of their own. You would never get that in a bigger town. Love it and thank you for caring enough about me to get all the info together.