Tulsa man in doghouse over a garage sale


Tuesday, July 16th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


A South Tulsa man needs your help getting himself out the doghouse. It seems he had a garage sale a few weeks ago and inadvertently sold some items, which hold great sentimental value to his wife. Now he's trying to get them back. News on Six reporter Patrina Adger has the story.

Susan Connor admits she's a packrat, and her husband, Steve knows it, too. "If you looked in the garage it was full to the ceiling." For years, they've talked about getting rid of some of the things they've collected over the 8 years of their marriage. So, while Susan was out of town, Steve did just that. He had a garage sale, a big one.

With lemonade, balloons, and Krispy Kreme donuts hoping to bring in a lot of buyers. He thought it was a good idea at the time. "Until she came back which, it was a bad idea." "I ran into the garage and saw everything that was done and I immediately lost it." Susan says Steve sold a family heirloom and nineteen bins full of their children's baby clothes. "All the baby clothes the kids came home from the hospital with first walking shoes, the cap on the baby, handmade blankets, everything gone." Sentimental to her but I didn't realize it.

Steve even put an ad in the paper; hoping folks would return the sentimental items. Susan did get back her grandfather's framed 1960 US map and her five year old daughter's doll collection. But she says there's so much more she hasn't gotten back. "I'm okay for a little while then I realize one more thing that's missing, it's upsetting.” Steve says he sold the items to people who really needed them.

And says, he's sorry he had the sale. He just wanted his garage to look like his neighbors. So, while he's in the doghouse for now. At least one person in the Connor house forgives daddy for the garage sale goof. The Connors desperately want their children's things back.

If you went to a garage sale between June 22nd and June 29th at 6818 East 81st Place in Crescent Ridge. And think you may have bought some of those items, the Connors are asking you to give them a call at 918-491-6464.

They'll offer three dollars for every dollar you spent and they'll even come to your home to collect the goods.