This is week 76 of the Saturday Wordzzle challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: superlative, flea market, falling leaves, disinformation, who was that masked man?, keeping kids out of trouble, I'm a believer, bonnet in the attic, staff, generation For the mini challenge: deep in the forest, government, charming, heirlooms, flabbergasted
Our first venture into the world of flea markets was on a superlative Fall day, the kind that makes it seem like anything is possible. The falling leaves were a rainbow of nature's wondrous magic and the whole family (even my teenage daughter and my mother-in-law) were happily united in our enthusiasm for the day's event. We had found a great project to bring the generations together that was a great way of keeping the kids out of trouble and even making a little money. It had started when Marcus found an old Lone (who was that masked man?) Ranger costume and an antique bonnet in the attic. Now we all piled happily into the van for weekly jaunts to flea markets around the area. Having the kids staff our booth was pure genius on my husband's part. I had some doubts at first, but now I'm a believer and we're a happy, united family at last. Don's mother and I are even starting to get a long. Who'd a thunk that was possible!?
Lefty Lagorno was flabbergasted to discover that the government safe house deep in the forest where the Feds were hiding him was not some bare bones shack but a charming cottage furnished with what seemed to be magnificent heirlooms. Going straight, he thought, might not be so bad after all.
And the mega:
The Bonnet in the Attic Flea Market held weekly at the Falling Leaves State Park Fair Grounds was a magnificent venue for the generation of funding to maintain the the Park's extensive grounds. They had a superlative staff which included baby sitters for keeping kids out of trouble while their parents either shopped or marketed their wares. The flea market sported a wide range of goods from charming arts and crafts to heirlooms to junk and even included a farmer's market. It was universally popular with vendors, shoppers and tourists alike, which is why almost everyone was flabbergasted when a small masked group of alleged Ultra Right Wing Lunatics began a disinformation campaign protesting the use of government land for profit. "I'm a believer in free enterprise," their leader intoned through his megaphone to a crowd that was mainly both uninterested and unimpressed, though an occasional wag would quip, "who was that masked man?" Eventually a curious reporter decided it would be fun to know the answer to that question and discovered that the so-called protesters had been hired by the proprietor of Deep in the Forest Antiques who resented the competition. He became something a laughing stock and his shop - which initially lost even more business - became known to many as Masked Man Enterprises. Luckily he did have both a conscience and a sense of humor and he eventually set up his own booth at the flea market where he turned a great profit.
Next Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: blind panic, apartment, fleas, soap operas, cajun cooking, free and easy, legal, sangria, public school, new
For the mini challenge: class, calendar, keeping secrets, boring, fashion
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