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Friday, January 17, 2014


TREASURES ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

Confession time.  One of my greatest "little" joys in life is finding terrific things along the roadside.  

Now, I'm not talking about old shoes, shirts, hats, pieces of tires or road kill.  But, if that is your thing, then more power to you.

No, I'm talking about some really great things! 
Over the years, I have been known to stop, pretty much any time, any place, and pick something up. 
Don't judge me. I've found some things that would make the best of you jealous. One time, I found $100 bill. No kidding! Just laying there. And yes, it was real money. Super exciting!

Some other finds:  

  • Pet Taxi (brand new)
  • Package of bungee cords (new)
  • Grapes of Wrath novel
  • Vendor bag of bouncy balls (like 500 of them!)
  • Minnow buckets (new)
  • Fishing bells (new)
  • Laptop 
  • Christmas tree
  • Bible (KJV, really nice)
  • Fishing lures (new)
  • Firewood (yes, I'm that person)


See? Some good things! Each and every one of them were worth my short stop.  Okay, well, maybe not the laptop. Dang it. Wade was just too young at that point, or he could have fixed that sucker just like new.  And the Christmas tree? Well, that one was hard earned.  I had to stop every 50 feet or so to pick up branches... all the way home from Sapulpa.  By the time I made it to Drumright, I had every piece except for two that went in the back of the tree. We put it up in the corner, and used it for several years.  Eventually I sold it "as is" in a garage sale for $5.00.

But, sadly, there is always "the one that got away". One night, on the highway going into Stillwater, we passed a money box on the highway.  You know, those metal kind that stores keep money in.  We whipped around super fast to go back and get it, but, alas, a truck had stopped in the middle of the road and was picking it up. Complete bummer. 

So... the moral of this story? People, keep your eyes open. Stop and pick up that stuff. You just never know what you might find!

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