Monday, March 26, 2007

Cactus Salvage Inc.

Things have been pretty interesting around here for the last couple of weeks because the Great Six Monthly Council Verge Collection has just wound up. Fondly referred to by locals as 'bring out yer dead', it's a great time of year to meet your neighbours and rummage through their junk. It's also a good time to get rid of stuff you've been too lazy to give to charity because you can be sure anything you leave out that's not complete rubbish will be picked up by somebody who can use it. I think it's a great tradition.

I found old cases and bags, vintage fabric, antique scales and pressed wildflowers and i'm still trying to find places to put everything. As much as i get a thrill out of this treasure hunting sometimes i wonder what's going to happen to all this crap i collect when i'm gorn. I suppose it'll all end up in one massive pile on the verge and hopefully give someone else a thrill.


Janet said...

Wow, what great stuff you found. We've just had ours (while we were at the beach) and G was absolutely devasted at missing the hard rubbish, especially as my sister and her partner kept telling him how good it was this year. As it's been a while due to council shenanigans. Actually, I don't think we even find stuff that great in opshops over here anymore. Although there has been the odd amazing find, like money and a rucksack and then there's always timber.

Mmm, parallel worlds indeed :)

Anika said...

Well said.