|One of our favorite finds!|
I have come to love my adoptive state, it is beautiful. I was meant to be here. It is the place I healed. I have a fabulous community, wonderful friends, and I am happy. Naturally, there are things I miss about NJ; my family, bagels, pizza, taylor ham, restaurants, movie theaters, garbage. I'm serious; garbage! NJ has some of the best garbage picking ever. It's amazing what folks will toss! One woman's trash is another woman's treasure as they say. As a little girl my neighbors pitched their Barbies. What? With the clothes!!! I still have them 46 years later and my daughter has had many happy hours playing with them. We have a beautiful cast iron sink with a drainboard found on the side of the road in Montclair (that bad boy was heavy), a claw foot tub found in Hawthorne, a butcher block and 6 ladder-back rushed kitchen chairs found in Ridgewood. Yup, we schlepped them all to NH. We haven't found treasures like that since making the move to NH, people are more thrifty, using things and repairing them when necessary or selling them. The unofficial NH motto is: "Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without." Good for them, but not so good for us.
|This was a cast off from school!|
|I had been on the search fro elefun for a while. Yippee!|