I am a big fan of going to estate sales. In my hometown, it's a way to see inside some of the nice old houses in the area. In the metro area where I live now, it's a way to see in some of the big homes in the suburbs.
I'm on a listserv for an estate sale business in the area, and they send out notices every week about their upcoming sales, including a rather comprehensive list of the offerings of the particular sale. Here is an excerpt from the sale happening today and tomorrow (which some of my coworkers are attending with me, because we are just too curious):
MAPLE DINING TABLE W/1 LEAF & 5 CHAIRS, FILE CABINETS, NICEDESIGNED BOOK CASE, NICE LARGE SELECTION OF QUALITY GLASS, CHINAAND POTTERY, NIKON NIKOMAT 35 mm CAMERA & LENSES, CHESS SETS, LPs, LARGE COLLECTION OF WESTERN PAPERBACKS, COOKBOOKS, LARGE SELECTION OF XXX RATED VIDEOS, KODAK 4200 & 4600 CAROUSEL SLIDE PROJECTORS, NICE SELECTION OF KITCHEN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
Did you catch what caught our attention?
Perhaps the large selection of XXX rated videos?
The beginning of the listing talks about how this was the home of a college professor (there's a Big Ten University in the area) who had an eye for nice accessories from the mid-century modern era. I'm really excited to go see the house, as it's in a really nice area. I just think it's weird that they would sell, let alone make sure to list the videos.
It kind of weirds me out, but definitely piques my curiosity. I'll update if anything interesting happens at the sale.