Danielle writes: My first Great Escape was my first experience with a live auction. I didn't know what to expect, but I brought my check book just in case. Kaye, the auctioneer, encouraged the crowd with her fabulous bid-calling. A few items piqued my interest, but I didn't win anything at first.
Then I saw it. Someone had donated an
antique wooden picnic basket filled with DVDs and candy, but I only had
eyes for the basket. It was exactly like one my mom had. I knew I had
to have it. I bid, there was a counter bid, I bid again, another
counter, I upped the ante, and -- finally! -- it was all mine. The
basket lives in my living room and makes occasional picnic trips with
me. Every time I look at it I think of my mom and of my first Great
Escape. It makes a great story when people say, "Oh my, where did
you get that?!"
Don't forget to REGISTER for GE 2013, October 4 - 6.