Everyone admits to having a junk drawer. A place to store something of a temporary nature, or something you don't want to toss, but what good is it to keep? It ends up in the junk drawer. I have too many junk drawers.
daughter-in-law came for the weekend since "the guys" meaning my sons,
and old high school friends have this big mega bash every year over
super bowl weekend. They play poker, drink a lot of beer, golf on Sunday
morning...well you get the picture. So Laurie and I poked around my
junk drawers for stuff for a project she is working on. The picture was
taken after we reduced the quantity of junk in the drawers by half.
was really nice because I cleaned out a large bag of crochet yarn that
I'll never use. I took out most of my button collection; It filled
three large cigar boxes. Ribbons and badges from Community Club events
will hopefully find a home in the local museum. Much of it represented
past volunteer activities and some travel items like the museum patches
above. Whoever heard of such obscure museums as the National Skating
Museum? The Cartoon Art Museum. I've been to an Eye Glass museum, a
Bait Museum, a Knife Museum, a Funeral Museum, Bead Museums... On the
road with Jim, I (we) visited every museum that came to our attention,
no matter the subject or size. I wonder sometimes, how many I've
the buttons were whirley-gigs I made when two young nieces and a
nephew came to visit for a week one summer. I also taught them to play
Hide The Button.
mother visited Pope John Paul II when he visited San Francisco so many
years ago. I have her holy cards, relics and a purported piece of the
crucifixion cross; a metal from every California Mission she visited and
more. My intention was to make a collage with her things. I'm inspired
I couldn't hold in two hands the number of metal pins I
saved with messages such as: Our Owner's Gay, from Chatom Vineyards.
Elect Jeffrey's for Sheriff; Warning: I go from 0 to Bitch in 3.5
seonds; USA Olympics, 2002; Chocolate Makes the World Go Round. TV4UBYU
and so on. Useless. Junk. For the Junk drawer.
and I enjoyed the process. I got my fix of "fur" for a couple of days.
Koko sat on my lap for a bit while we watched three episodes of Home
Fires on DVD. We cooked and ate well, too. Idiotically, I didn't take a
picture of Laurie, just Koko and Bix.