Monday, March 28, 2011
My love of collecting Junk
I have always loved collecting junk. It is now called collectibles but when I started out as a kid it was called junk. Now this is the mid 1950's and mondays was trash day. Today mondays is still trash day. Somethings never change. I was just a kid and I wasn't even in school yet. I couldn't wait for trash day. I would tell my mom I am going trash can picking and off I went. Everybody's trash can was a treasure trove of goodies. After a while people knew what I was doing and they left me some pretty good goodies. Some of my most treasured items I found were a gorgeous 1940's lucite purse. It is a rare one and very highly collectible today. One day on one of my adventures I opened the metal trash can to find it full of grass. Someone had just mowed their lawn and sitting on top of all of that grass was a pile of jewerly. Necklaces and braclets. They were beautiful. Another treasure was a 1800's glass butter maker. You put cream in it and turn the handle and whip it until it turns to butter. The list goes on and on. I still have all of treasures today. To this day I love to go looking for junk. It is not trash cans anymore but the old thrift stores.
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