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one man’s junk

Posted by on June 24, 2012

Last week the entire Johansson crew spent a week “at the Cape” (as they say here in New England.) I think I was the only adult among us who had never vacationed on Cape Cod- the spit of land extending from the coast of Massachusetts. This place has long been loved among my family- even before I fell in love with “the boy from Boston”. My childhood memories are full of my own grandmother, Aunt, and cousin recounting the fun times and the beauty of it all

It was a vacation we will not soon forget. These Johansson family getaways don’t come often- only twice since Dave and Dan and Jon have all grown up and had kids of their own.
One of my favorite parts of the week was an early morning outing taken by the moms of the group to a flea market in Sandwich, MA.

My sister-in-law, who has traveled much more of the world than me, told me that finding a flea market is the best way- her FAVORITE way- to get to know a place. 

Looking at all the junk that people treasure, sell, sort through, find, value, and bargin for can tell you so much about who they are.

The Cape has a culture all its own.

Early in the morning, each weekend, this field becomes alive. People laugh and haggle and have a good time. They make a buck and spend a buck.

Listening to their conversation- in thick New England accent- it struck me that the PEOPLE of Cape Cod are the true treasures.

Generation after generation of tough, enduring, sea faring people.

I guess this is true where ever you go.  People are the key.


It was a great week.


2 Responses to one man’s junk

  1. juda mason

    you make my heart happy…. just saying!

  2. Grammy

    Yes, it truly was a great week, a great, great, week!

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