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June 21st, 2017 at 08:29 pm

That six letter word is driving me crazy. Or crazier. We have so many of them and so many of them say don't discard. I have been going through drawers and did get rid of a bunch of stuff.

I have two boxes of stuff to donate (non paper items). I recycled a bunch of stuff that could be. The shred pile has grown considerably as well, but still have a ton of papers that we are keeping. It is discouraging. I threw away some photos. They were photos I took, no people in them, and although at the time I thought they were great, now I don't think so . I had a scrapbook of things when I first started teaching over 30 years ago. I pulled out the photos and have either mailed them to the people who were in them if I could find their addresses or dropped them off to local folks.

One of our stops today was the library. As my husband was getting in the car, a guy wanted him to roll down the window. I told him not to because I knew it was a panhandler. They hang out in the library parking lot quite a bit. One of the guys who was associated with the homeless shelter has been on the news saying not to give them donations because their needs are being met at the local homeless shelter and they want the money for drugs and/or alcohol. One gal argued with me the other day. She said she needed money for coffee, I told her the shelter which is about 4 blocks away has free coffee. She told me she was thrown out and I just walked away. You feel sorry for them, but I don't want to give them money for drugs.

3 Responses to “Papers”

  1. Carol Says:

    I was working on papers today too. Made some headway, but not enough. How funny we both were doing that today.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Make that three of us with the unending stack of papers. I find it hard to keep motivated with a big stack.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    Oh, I would not like having to face panhandlers at the local library. I do feel sorry for them too, but you also never know whether a frustrated panhandler could steel or turn violent, either.

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