I'm a huge fan of Goodwill and all thrift stores. You never know what you're going to find! Yesterday's visit found something that made my wife laugh with joy.

We found a New Kids on the Block board game. It was almost complete, the only thing it was missing was the instructions, but in fabulous condition. I couldn't just leave it on the shelf. We had to buy it.

New Kids on the Block was her favorite band of all time growing up. In the late 80s they had bed sheets, sticker books, collectible cards and even a cartoon series. I don't think she ever had the board game, but does now.

Buying back my youth, so to speak, is my favorite reason for going thrift shopping which also includes yard sales. Don't forget we have Yakima's Biggest Yard Sale coming May 7 at the Perry Tech parking lot at 8:00 a.m. If you'd like to sell your items, you can reserve your booth for $40 today by calling 972-3461.