We had another successful outing of The Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon Saturday.  The fun bled over into the afternoon with a remote broadcast I did at Erwin Pawn.

It's the show that is sponsored by Erwin Pawn and allows you to advertise items you no longer need but still have value.  It's want ads on the radio and we do it every Saturday.  All you have to do is call or listen, we'll do all the heavy lifting for you.

Saturday afternoon I also had the opportunity to do my first broadcast from Erwin Pawn.  I was there from 1-3pm.  Thanks to all who came by and said howdy!  It was the Second Annual Tent Sale.  Erwin Pawn puts a couple of tent canopy's in their HUGE concrete parking lot and underneath them they place items from the back that they have been storing.  It's a Spring Cleaning, so to speak, and many took advantage of the great deals.


We ask all our callers a poll question before they give their items.  Along with helping us get to know you better, the poll question also provides a running theme for the show and ties all our calls together.  Big indeed.

Since I knew I would be heading to Erwin Pawn after the show for their Tent Sale I thought it would be fun to find out when the last time was that you slept in a tent.  As expected we got a wide variety of answers.  Would you believe I actually talked to 2 people who had never slept in a tent?  Put that on your bucket list, everyone should spend at least one night in a tent.

When was the last time you slept in a tent?

Earliest - 1955

Latest - 3 this year

We had 23 total votes.


Along with the regular rules of the program we also bring you a special Rule #6.  It changes every week and is usually inspired by something that has happened to me over the previous week.  Most of us were in reaction mode this weekend.

Saturday we and the nation at large were still coming to terms with the Supreme Court's ruling that the right for same sex couples to legally marry is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

A polarizing decision.  I must say that personally I wasn't surprised.  If you take religion out of the equation and do the math on this issue it is hard to take umbrage as allowing same sex marriage is a perfectly logical conclusion to the argument.

Many are upset about this decision and cite their religious beliefs as the reason why they are against gay marriage.  I've got some issues on religious grounds, but thankfully our government separates church and state.  It got me to thinking about a lengthy but good rule.

Rule #6: Often the laws of the several states are not based on morality but are logical conclusions to arguments fought within our government, one unregulated by religion.  In simpler terms, all men are not created equal if they can't marry each other.  If you want to mix your government and your religion give Sharia law a try.

I think I've said enough.  Hope we can expect the pleasure of your company this Saturday for an Independence Day Trade-A-Thon!