We a wicked frugal up here in Northern New England. It is very difficult for many of us to part with things that have been around the house for years and years. You never know. You might need it for something...right?

I'm also guilty of this. Items we don't use go to the basement. Then when that gets full, they go to the shed. Eventually, it's off to the dump.

Sometimes when it's broken, we just grab the duct tape and fix 'er up just like new. That's what New Hampshire humorist, Fred Marple did with his sun shade umbrella for the backyard for a good long time, until now.

This year he decided to welcome summer by finally letting go of the old umbrella and splurge by getting a perfectly good used one of an online swap shop.

This is wicked funny stuff you can share with the whole family!