I was at the Spring Valley Sales Barn Sept. 7 and bought a lot of items outside. I put them alongside the building to load when the auction closed. When I went out to load them they were gone. The things taken included silk flowers, rugs, lawn ornaments (rabbit, squirrel, boy, turtle, rocks), vacuum, clothesline pole (new - in box) and lots of miscellaneous.

I've not had that happen in the previous 45 years I've attended auctions. I just want people to know there is someone out there who is taking items that don't belong to them and that you keep an eye on your purchases.

Linda Kingsley

Eyota, Minn.