January 27, 2004


Last weekend Pete attacked the “Shed o’ Boxes” and was merciless.

I just saw the Sanitation Department’s Bulky Item Collection truck arrive.

One strong man lifted all the stuff which Pete had placed on the curb Sunday into the loading bin.

Noisily, the large arm raised load after load into the truck’s interior.

There went the pressed board cubes which I had once wallpapered to serve as coffee tables and storage.

The item that gave a pang was the crib in which both boys slept when they were babies.

It became the bed of at least three other children over the years.

I would have saved it had I been able to lift the heavy old gate which Pete had put in front of it.
But instead, I watched as it was eaten by the behemoth.

I can only hope it will be recycled!

What could I do but offer the Sanitation worker some water and say "Thank you".

I am trying to contain myself.


Added at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

I just got permission to say:


Some people don’t want to make a big deal.
But it is a big deal!
Matt makes a difference in the world!

I'm proud of him.

Posted by Judi at January 27, 2004 11:13 AM | TrackBack

You threw away my crib?!!?

Why? I loved that crib and wanted to keep it forever!

Posted by: Michael at January 27, 2004 2:00 PM

oh sure give your mother MORE guilt!

don't listen to him judi, he's not having any more children...

cruel sons!

Posted by: heidijanet at January 27, 2004 3:43 PM

I know that M & M's baby factory is closed.
But still remember the day my Mom and I bought it.
It cradled my boys, neighbor children and children of friends.

I don't know what I was going to do with it.
...Not even sure if it meets today's safety standards.
But it, like all the stuff that fills this house holds memories.

I guess it is good to let go of these things.
Just would have liked to pass it on to someone.

Posted by: Mom at January 27, 2004 6:48 PM
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