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For sale at auction today at high noon:
An old-fashioned buggy and a one-horse sleigh,
A music box that still plays a tune,
A rocking horse waiting to gallop away …

An oval mirror in a gilt-edged frame,
A cut-glass pitcher that still has a gleam,
An old coffee grinder that won its fame
Serving coffee topped with the morning’s cream …

A baby’s high chair that knew laughter and tears,
Children’s school books stacked on the scrubbed floor,
These are for sale … but the memories of years
Are locked in hearts behind a closed door!

Clara Smith Reber


Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, CAI, CAS, AARE has been an auctioneer and certified appraiser for over 30 years. His company’s auctions are located at: Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, RES Auction Services and Goodwill Columbus Car Auction. He serves as Distinguished Faculty at Hondros College, Executive Director of The Ohio Auction School, an Instructor at the National Auctioneers Association’s Designation Academy and America’s Auction Academy. He is faculty at the Certified Auctioneers Institute held at Indiana University and is approved by The Supreme Court of Ohio for attorney education.