When your Christmas clothing leaves much to be desired, why not barter it away.?
Illustration by Jack Vaughn
The duck punt of Cadron Creek, Arkansas was well-bartered; one man accepted it in exchange for his auto mechanic services, then traded it to his brother for a .22 hunting rifle, who then traded it to a friend for some rabbits.
A Tennessee woman laid up in bed gave her nurss knitting lessons in exchange for yarn and books.
A Colorado college student earned a little income putting up and taking down "For Sale" signs for a real estate agency.