Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friends Helping Friends Get Good Stuff from the Trash
I am visiting friends in Athens, Ohio this week. Yesterday we were sitting in the yard, with the kids (their kids, not my kids) playing in this great sandbox: I asked if Joe had made it, and Julie (my friend Julie, not my sister Julie who I've referred to in these pages before) said that no, a friend in town had called when they spotted it along the road with trash, and they had gone right out to get it. That, and a new cover and bags of sand (replete with shells) from Lowe's, and they had a great new toy in the yard, and a shady spot at that! I love the collectivity of this: not just the actual saving of a thing from the trash, but one friend calling another to tell them about the great thing waiting to be rescued.