yard sale

October 28, 2013 - 12:35pm
When the Great Recession hit, economic desperation drove many Americans to slap price stickers on anything they could — bringing an extra poignancy to the process of letting go.

For the first time in several hours, the house is quiet. Eric and Michelle Short sit kitty-corner from each other at the dining room table, a pile of colorfully scrawled yard sale signs flanking Michelle’s left arm.