Saturday, January 3, 2009

Good Bye ... Farewell ... Gone Forever ... In the Dumpster!

Memories ... like the corner of my mind.
Misty, water-colored memories
Of the way we were ...
La Dee ... La Dee Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah....

Why do I hang onto things that I will never use again? Why can't I throw anything away? Look at this poor ole salt dough creation of the manger scene. Does this evoke memories for any of you?

Remember how hard I tried to make Mary? I was sure she would be the best sculpture out of all of yours. And when I proudly displayed her to you, you all laughed. You said that she looked like a cheerleader!

I'll have to admit ... Laurel's didn't look too much better. Her wiseman looked like Bart Simpson.

And then there's Lynn's and Natalies ... I'd have to say theirs was the best. I'm not sure whose is whose.

And little Reese ... just had to have the aligator in the manger scene. I tried to talk him out of it, but you know Reese ... he insisted!

Lindsey ... did you do the sheep? Pretty good!
Ginger ... which one did you do?

Well --- I finally did it ... I decided to take pictures of the memories, and then throw them away. Before the garbage comes ... does anyone want them? Better speak up ... now or never! What about the musical mug that Jamie Wilcox gave me? I used it to store pencils and pens in when I taught music lessons. There's no handle now, but it still sings when you pick it up. Any takers?


Charlene said...

Did you have The Sound of Music on your mind when you came up with the title for this post? Look at the post I wrote today...I told you when I met you that we were connected in some way!!! Now we have proof!

The Peton's said...

Mother, congratulations! You are on the road to recovery! I loved the old salt-dough manger scene. Of course, mine was the best, followed by Dad's at close second.

Woah. That's one old Christmas mug you held on to. Good for you for throwing it out.

Charlene said...

Hooray! It is very warm and sunny here! I am participating in a swap at 5 PM on Thursday directly outside of the classroom area. We can leave right after that, but I'm sure I am going to need to get a quick snack first. I think I am taking your class last on Thursday. I'll look for you. I am doing Make & Takes at 5:00 on Wednesday. See you soon!!!

DJ and Gin Family said...

Sadly, I can't remember which one I made. That was pretty funny though. I think that you need to send a picture to Jamie, I think that Laurel knows how to get a hold of her. She would be pleased to see how sentimental you are.
I have a ton of crap I have to get rid of too. Good job letting go.