Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Laboring on Labor Day

napkin ringWe spent the best part of Labor Day at Heather's parents' house. You see, they're getting ready to move into what I call a mature couples' dorm. It's not what you would call a retirement home, but everyone there is retired. And they are served all three meals each day. I'm jealous, in a way.

Anyhow, as we were cleaning out the house today, this little napkin ring ended up in the trash bin. I rescued it for a few hours - just to share it with you. (It's back in the trash now.) Napkin rings have played a starring role at Heather's family's table forever. But they won't be, at the dorm.

This cleaning out of the house has been a huge part of Heather's summer. Lots of emotions have gone with the house purging. Lots of treasures have met their demise. It's just impossible to take them all to the dorm.

Moving day is Wednesday.

2 comments:

I Was Just Thinking.... said...

In the trash!!! Paul, I'm surprised it isn't in a bin at goodwill or listed on ebay. But in the trash!!!

Paul Merrill said...

Alas, it was just one of a set of four. The others were lost. I thought the value would be nothing to anyone but me.