Garage Sale
that turned into an online fund raiser

To help a friend of mine who's old and Has Alzheimer's


Born the third of February 1932, the day "Shanghai Express" starring Marlene Dietrich premiered in Los Angeles, Melvin Dale Clark served his country in the United States Army, received his Masters in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico, invented the Distributed Feedback Strip Transmission Line Oscillator (U.S. Patent No. 3,360,743), worked at Sandia Labs as well as embassies in Saudi Arabia and South Africa. He's done lots of other stuff but the point is he got a lot of mileage out of his mind before this cursed Alzheimer's started eroding it.

Mel with a map at a ranch in southern New Mexico

I'm a friend of his who looks after him (he calls it "hassling"), tries to keep the scammers and snake oil salesman away from his income, gets him to his doctors appointments, and tries but sometimes fails to keep the bills paid. And that's what the garage sale is about. I'd like to see him stay in his own place as long as he can.

The Stuff
Vitex Bonsai

There's a little vitex that i've been trying to bonsai for the past three or four years and there's all sorts of flowerpots. There's soaker hoses, landscaping lights, a bankers lamp, CDs, a few curious old books, generally odds and ends of stuff.
It's turned into more than a garage sale.
I'm trying to make a miracle.

Fund raiser for Mel

I've set this up to help the guy out.
Apparently even the sharing of the link on social media can help, so if you don't mind, please do.
Thank you.