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From Picking Cotton to Turning Down $700,000 Offers

I met a 92 year old man today.  He was having a moving sale.  His daughters and their friends were actually running the sale and he was overseeing the operation.  His family had lived in the house for 60 years … Continue reading

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RIP Grete Waitz

Grete Waitz 1953 – 2011 Click here to read about Ms. Waitz Grete Waitz (pronounced “vites”) was a marathon runner from Norway who won 9 NYC Marathons. She was also a very nice lady who once bought me a Coke. … Continue reading

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Gotta Stop Hitting that Space Bar Twice

  When I learned to type in the 1960s, one of the hard and fast rules was that you always leave two spaces after every sentence. That way, the reader knew that one thought was completed and another was to … Continue reading

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A Delicious Recipe to Help You Celebrate the Jewish Holidays

Delicious Holiday Challah Bread Recipe. Happy New Year!

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We Ship All Over, Even Tajikistan!

If you see something you like on Johnny-Sells, we’ll ship it to you, now matter where you are*.  We’ve shipped to Thailand, Botswana, Argentina, Norway, Russia and good old Tajikistan.   We sold a Samsonite leather briefcase to a buyer … Continue reading

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Vive Le Concorde! Long Live the Concorde

Britain and France are both major countries and economic powerhouses.  But in the 1960s, they had a bit of an identity crisis.  After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union became the dominant world powers.  Britain and … Continue reading

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Cool thing we have sold – Farmall Tractor Model

Several years ago, when we sold for other people, we got a call on the night before Thanksgiving to go to the house of a friend of a friend.  Mary Ellen lived in an apartment in an old Italian section … Continue reading

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Flying through a Derecho

Chicago, June 30, 2014 as our airplane approached O’Hare. They knew it was coming, a Derecho, a widespread straight line of wind storms associated with a group of  thunderstorms. They can cause hurricane force winds, tornadoes, heavy rain and flooding … Continue reading

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Cool Places Where Johnny-Sells Has Shipped

Johnny-Sells.com is an on-line store in Chicago. We get a thrill to ship our items to customers in exotic locations.  We may not get to go to all these cool places, but our products do.  Occasionally,  we research some of our customers … Continue reading

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Note from Japan Makes Me Proud to be an American

Photo shows US Marine Corps Lt. Cmdr. Ewell Hollis MD setting a Tsunami/Earthquake victim’s broken arm. This note from a Japanese customer really tugged at the old heartstrings.  “…On that occasion 11/March/2011 of serious disaster in our country Japan/Touhoku area, … Continue reading

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