mediatechnology wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:56 am
JR. wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:57 pm
While not strictly normal wear and tear, this old ceramic statue that I carried around the country for years (after my mother died) got trashed either by wind gusts, or one of my neighbor's cats, knocking it over.
This statue was a fixture in our house when we were kids growing up. You can see where it was glued back together more than once over the years. It used to sit in an alcove near the top of the stairs on our NJ house... My grandmother who was already old at the time, and visiting, got disoriented on a late night potty call. The China man ended up at the bottom of the stair case in pieces.
I researched it and it would be of little value if intact, being busted and glued, makes it worth even less. Already headed for trash pick-up day.
John you need to bury that in the yard or build it into a wall as a time capsule.
I don't have any walls or concrete work on the horizon
Despite being headless it deserves better treatment than the landfill.
not really... It holds no sentimental value for besides serving as a reminder of that night back in the 50s when my grandma made a wrong turn during a late night pee call and missed the bathroom. Of course it could have turned out far worse if she fell down the stairs instead of the china man.
I have pair of my Mom's sandals when she was about 3 or 4.
It still has dirt on the soles from when she walked on the farm in Midlothian Texas 90 years ago.
Had I found them sooner I would have built them into a wall when we remodeled her home.
I think I have a pair of my old sandals that I need to throw out, they're only 30 years old.
The town slipped on picking up the China man so like a bad penny it is still with me (I may have to bury it to get rid of it). The two old transformers I put out at the same time are gone, but I suspect they were picked up by scavengers for the scrap steel content.
It's nice to be nice.