We need good coats here where it gets pretty darned cold in the winter, as it has recently. My wife has a cool coat that keeps her toasty warm as the wind whips across eastern South Dakota. Here is that coat. She didn't want her lovely face on my blog, so you'll just have to imagine it. You can also see a broach that was her grandma's.
We got the coat cheaply at an auction near Winfred, SD, where we also got a very cool hand-made crazy quilt. Those were her buys.
Mine were a wood-fired furnace that takes up space in her dad's shed, three lawn mowers, and a deck table with umbrella for her mom. One lawn mower, a self-propelled John Deere, was worth the five bucks that I gave for all three of them. So there.