Believe me, I wish I could say that I did a bunch of research and found the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center garage sale after reading about it online, in the paper or on some community announcement board. But that would be a total lie. The truth is that I found it much like I find every thing else. I got lost. My friend Dennis Wise lives in Chicago. He was on his way to Dodgeville WI. to participate in a Contra Dancing event. You may ask..what is contra dancing? Well, according to Dennis, it’s like Square Dancing and Line Dancing without the square and line part. It’s basically a bunch of happy people dancing around in circles holding hands. But I digress.
Anyway…he stopped for a visit and we decided to go to lunch at one of my favorite restaurants which is about a mile and a half from where I live. Madison is on the small-ish side so, I tend to either walk or bike to my destinations. The restaurant is a straight shot off the bike path and about a 20 minute walk from my house. I pass it at least twice a day on my way to where ever I happen to be going. But, put me in a car and it’s easily a thirty minute, sweat inducing, profanity laced trip from hell. So, I think it was somewhere around the fifth wrong turn that we stumbled-upon the Garage sale. So, we took a much-needed break from the road and Dennis snapped a few photos while I chatted up the sales folk. Sam Miller and Mark Kenas are dear friends and business partners. For them, this garage sale is an annual event and they give 15% of their sales to the Wil-Mar Center. Click here – Wil-Mar Garage Sale – to give it a listen.
But wait…there’s more.
I was interviewed by WUWM – 89.7 Milwaukee Public Radio’s Stephanie Lecci for her morning magazine show Lake Effect. You can here it online and about 20 additional minutes of tape. Just click on the link above. I think that pretty much covers it.