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Every day on my lunch hour I take a walk. It's about a mile and a half and the highlight of my day at times! There are chickens that I pass by, squirrels running around, moms and tots in the park. It's a great walk and I forget that I'm in the middle of Silicon Valley and it's a great break from sitting in a cubicle all day!
This week it's been so hot in California but I still went out and walked. I love my lunch-time walks so much that I pretty much walk rain or shine!
I'm so happy I ended up walking on Monday because I passed a home that had a bunch of free stuff on the curb. My co-worker who is also my friend and carpool partner and I walk together and I think she was a little shocked when I spotted a pile of free stuff on the curb and ran over to it!
I felt like I hit the jackpot! Christmas ornaments and old books!
She looked at me and said "you can only take as much as you can carry! I grabbed a shopping bag full of Christmas ornaments, some new and some vintage and three old books. If it wasn't so hot out that day I probably would have lugged more old books with me! I was sweating and I still probably had 3/4 of mile to walk.
This one below is the oldest of the three...
Copyrighted in 1903, published in 1908 and a handwritten message from a dad to his daughter, Margaret, in 1908! I love when there's a handwritten messages in them and dates! The other two have messages but no dates. There is a handwritten receipt in one of them dated in 1926 though.
I think my friend thinks I'm crazy! I don't have any storage in my new apartment and she lets me store boxes and boxes of my Christmas ornaments in her garage. She was shocked that I wanted more! Really can you ever have too many Christmas ornaments? I think NOT! Especially a bag full of nice ones that are FREE! I know many of you understand!
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