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Flea Markets


Flea Markets

Flea markets are gatherings of buyers and vendors in open-market layouts. The vast majority of flea markets in rural areas sell goods that are secondhand, while newer but usually inexpensive items can be found at larger urban markets. The original flea market is likely the extant Marché aux puces in the northern suburbs of Paris, named after the flea-infested clothing and rags originally sold there in the 17th cent. What is a car boot sale? More… Discuss

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today’s holiday: First Monday Trade Days (2015)


First Monday Trade Days (2015)

The First Monday Trade Days are a trading bazaar that each month brings 100,000-300,000 people to the small town of Canton, Texas. This legendary affair in northern Texas has its origins in the 1850s when the circuit court judge came to Canton on the first Monday of the month to conduct court proceedings. Farmers from the area would gather to sell or trade horses, conduct other business in town, and watch the occasional hanging. Now the flea market starts on Thursday and runs through the weekend before the first Monday, offering merchandise and food at more than 3,000 exhibition stalls. More… Discuss

this pressed for your kindness: Ferguson riots victim stunned by $200K donations in 24 hours – Telegraph: Happy Thanksgiving!


Natalie DuBose Photo: Robert Cohen/AP

Ferguson riots victim stunned by $200K donations in 24 hours

A crowdfunding campaign has helped raise thousands of dollars for Natalie DuBose after her shop was looted in the Ferguson riots

By Mark Molloy

4:44PM GMT 27 Nov 2014

https://twitter.com/MarkMolloy99

A shop owner whose business was vandalized in riot-hit Ferguson admits she is “overwhelmed” after receiving a flood of donations.

Natalie DuBose was pictured weeping outside her bakery shop as violence erupted in the Missouri city this week.

Kind-hearted strangers have donated more than $215,000 (£135,000) in just 24 hours to help the mother-of-two.

The windows of her business, Natalie’s Cake‘s & More, were smashed and equipment damaged by looters.

Ms DuBose initially hoped to raise $20,000 (13,000) through her #GoFundMe campaign to help pay for repairs to her shop, which only opened in June.

via Ferguson riots victim stunned by $200K donations in 24 hours – Telegraph.

word: martinet


martinet 

Definition: (noun) Someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms.
Synonyms: disciplinarian, moralist
Usage: Any deviation from the classroom rules was met with a swift rebuke from our teacher, a real martinet. Discuss.
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