Friday, July 31

rock & roll yard sale -tomorrow

Tomorrow, 3-7pm Union Square, Somerville.

Chris and Jennifer Daltry of What Cheer Antiques + Vintage (Providence, RI) curate the Rock & Roll Yard Sale featuring sellers of the bizarre and exotic from across New England. Looking forward to a flea market of treasures including vinyl records, music memorabilia, vintage eyewear and apparel, homemade crafts, and inevitably, cupcakes. More in today's Boston Globe.

"What Cheer is named for a Native American greeting used in the area of modern-day Rhode Island during the 1600s. In 1636, Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island who left Salem, Massachusetts to seek religious freedom, landed at modern-day Providence and was greeted by Narragansett Native Americans with "What Cheer, Netop". Netop was the Narragansett word for friend, and What Cheer was an old English greeting brought to New England by English settlers. Over time, the story of Williams' welcome was absorbed into the legend of Providence." via Wikipedia.

[Didn't make this. We'ans sort of feeling low. Any reports??]