Estate Sale

The house where my wife grew up is empty now. The family has been dealing with what my father-in-law left behind when he died.

My wife’s been contacting folks who had clocks and watches waiting to be repaired.

That, and passing along household items, has been keeping the extended family occupied for the last several months.

Not fully occupied, of course. Like anyone else, our lives aren’t quite that simple.

My father made clocks and watches, as well as repairing them.

Some of those, and other items, will be sold at an estate sale next month. (April 6 and 7; and 12, 13 and 14, 2019) More about that at

The 500 block of Main Street is going to seem empty to me, now. I don’t know what’s happening to the house.

My family is in no position to maintain two houses, and we’re thoroughly settled into the one we’re in.

My guess is that the local Knights of Columbus will be looking for another place to put their Christmas creche next year.

There’s more to say about death, family, legacies and life. But not today.

Instead, I’ll quote bits from Sirach and 1 Corinthians.

“The number of their days seems great
if it reaches a hundred years.
“Like a drop of water from the sea and a grain of sand,
so are these few years among the days of eternity.
“That is why the Lord is patient with them
and pours out his mercy on them.”
(Sirach 18:911)

“But as it is written:
‘What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard,
and what has not entered the human heart,
what God has prepared for those who love him,'”
(1 Corinthians 2:9)

More, mostly life, death and the big picture:

About Brian H. Gill

I was born in 1951. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. One of the kids graduated from college in December, 2008, and is helping her husband run businesses and raise my granddaughter; another is a cartoonist and artist; #3 daughter is a writer; my son is developing a digital game with #3 and #1 daughters. I'm also a writer and artist.
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4 Responses to Estate Sale

  1. Praying for you all. God bless.

  2. Melinda says:

    As a lover of all things clocks…I would love to be at the sale. As a fellow Christian, I am very sorry for your family’s loss and sadness in this journey of life. May our Blessed Mother guide you and yours even closer to the comfort of Her Son…Blessings

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