Tuesday, January 16, 2007
One of the best Sunday afternoon outings was going to the dump. We didn't usually throw anything away but scavenging was great fun. We found lots of useful things.
Once, my brother found a lot of chemistry glassware. He took it home, washed it and set it out to dry. The chemistry professor passed by. "That looks like our glassware," he said. "Finder's keepers," my brother replied. "I might sell you some." My brother was having a real shop.
Another time, my brother found an unused lemon soap. "That'll do for Mum's birthday," he said and put it in Dad's coat pocket for safe-keeping. Months later, when we were visiting Granny and Grandpa in Bridlington, we went to Sewerby Park. Dad felt in his pocket for a sweet for the camel. He pulled out the lemon soap and offered it to the camel which chomped it all up.
(Memory book paintings and EDM challenge # 101 Draw some soap)
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