Friday, November 23, 2012
Goodwill.............by Diane Ogden
I found the dress I wore to my 15 year class reunion. Do note the kid wearing it in the photo below and do note I will be trying that dress on just to see if it still fits. Then I shall prance around my small square footage abode in my dress and athletic shoes passing each mirror saying, "Good Girl!"
Then I found a box of 35 mm slides that my Nana left to me of all her and Grandad's travels around the United States. They both passed away many many years ago. And there was my garden Angel, a gift from a dear friend, but no garden anymore. A chandelier I planned to use in an outdoor display but I have no outdoor "no more!" Planter boxes that do not fit on the rod iron railings of my porch. The tool box my dad put together for me which I KEPT and is pictured below. My great great Grandmother's plant stand which I also kept. A plastic Sterlite bin full of buttons. One of many that I collect for some reason. And a small bin of potpourri hearts I create out of old vintage jewelry and vintage buttons. I do wish I had time to do more of that. Three Sears Catalogs which I also have a collection of. About seventy five bottles of watercolor paints, brushes, and a color wheel. And would you believe my beat up box of AFLAC ducks when pressed scream A F L A C! Now that is a good memory of the time I was very successful in Oklahoma and Texas! The red box is the tool box below my Dad made me years ago as I said. He has since passed away but I have the tools I need to continue my life. The bottom and last photo is another one of the collages made from old jewelry and buttons. A Western theme. Oh Lord I found my old work out spandex pants! I may try them on too. There was more, but you get the idea. A lot of my HISTORY is now at Goodwill. I am sure only good spirits are traveling with my "things."
top photo from: http://oneshabbyoldhouse.blogspot.com