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no1cowgirl
08-31-2000, 04:39 PM
Wy Not Have A Yard Sale?
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<br>It was there in black and white newsprint: "Wynonna Judd's Moving Sale." Complete with an address and directions to her house. And it was not a joke -- country superstar Wynonna Judd really did open up her estate last weekend for fans to pick through her cast offs and look for bargains.
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<br>On day one 1,000 people dived into the belongings of Wynonna and her children. Day two saw smaller crowds along with rain, but those folks found even more bargains, and got their special requests filled. Although pre-sale publicity indicated Wynonna was not going to be present, she was on the property, and in constant contact with the staff via two way radio.
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<br>If you were looking for a particular item, all you had to do was...well, ask. Wynonna sifted through her closet trying to please everyone looking for that perfect Wy style hat (including Neimann Marcus) or pair of boots. She autographed most items before they went out to the tables, but some souvenirs weren't quite that easy. One worker called in via radio 'Wy, I've got a lady that will give $750.00 for the [buffet/dining] table...if you'll sign it.' It didn't take long for "Come to Mama" to echo through in her deepest voice. A farmhand promptly lifted a center leaf from the table and carried it into the house for the signature. The fastest items to disappear though, were her trademark hats and sunglasses.
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<br>You could find anything a Judd fan desired.... from stage clothes and shoes, to furnishings for every room in the house. Shoppers found a fabric and glass room dividing screen, a large floor model television, a four poster bed, a rolltop desk, and the highlight -- a pink suede living room set, complete with matching pink suede curtains! If you needed transportation to take home your finds, Wy had two trucks and a motorcycle up for sale too!
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<br>And what would a yard sale be without a little price negotiating? Just the opportunity to bargain with the country diva herself was tempting to many. But Nashville's tacky tour company, the "Jugg" Sisters found out what it was like to get turned down by Ms. Judd. The item was a citrine colored chenille blouse made from material that is especially made for Wynonna (est. about $60 a yard), and the asking price was $150. They wanted to get her down to $125 or 100....'tell her it's one of the Jugg Sisters" she pleaded. Wy came back without hesitation: "Nope."
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<br>By lunchtime Sunday, the three remaining buffalo were roaming about their field a little more normally, and the dogs were once again at play amongst their air conditioned dog houses. The staff was packing up a few personal items of Wynonna's to move into her new home adjacent to Mom, Naomi and sister, Ashley. And even though you wouldn't have known it by their faces, her extremely gracious staff had to be glad to see this sale over. The sign on the gate simply said "We are Sold Out. Thanks."
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<br>-countrycool.com
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<br>This article cracked me up. :) I think that was gracious of Wy, in a way...opening it up to the public. :)
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<br>KristaN

loreli
08-31-2000, 05:15 PM
It would have been really great to go to. :)
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<br>She sounds like so much fun!!
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<br>LoriN

Pilgrim
09-01-2000, 01:57 AM
Thanks for sharing :):)
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<br>BrianN