Happy Boxing Day! We don’t generally celebrate Boxing Day in the US, but Mary and I do, because it starts our favorite week of the year, the last one. And I’m sure many of us will be happy to see 2020 out the door. Many of us would be more than happy to escort it out, kind of like bouncers at a nightclub. Some of whom are excellent boxers.

We’ve done a lot of shopping from Amazon this past year, meaning we’ve been getting lots of boxes at home. In the past, we’d keep the boxes around for the kitties to play in, but now we just have Molly and she shows no great desire to hide in boxes, so Mary just breaks them down and puts them out for the recycling pickup. We used to haul all our recyclales over to the dump and drop them off there, but Mary finally got tired of doing that and asked me to add recycling service to the trash pickup. My trash bill actualy went down when I did that. Turns out we were paying more than the neighbors for just garbage pickup.

I’m sure a lot of babies got Jack-in-the-boxes for Christmas…


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you by Linda Hill and this station. Now here’s Julie London for Marlboro cigarettes. You get a lot to like with a Matlboro: filter, flavor, pack or box!

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  1. Our bill went up by $12 when we added recycling but I’ll take it. Much easier that hauling the recyclables to them. A ‘donation’ for a good cause 🙂

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    1. All the trash pickup here is done by private companies, but it’s the same idea. They’ve offered recycling service for a while now, but Mary figured we’d save money if she did the haul and disposal herself. About a year of that is all it took…

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  2. This is the day I do absolutely nothing! I have been falling asleep off and on and need to move. We are on full lock down now since everyone gets a break. I remember when this was a holiday for everyone but the big wigs for retail changed all that. The kiddies got a fright when the Charlie I. The box ( Rudolph tv show reference). That commercial al is quite the sizzle because of Julie London.

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  3. I’m so grateful to have curbside recycling. Our old neighborhood would pick up all recycling but this one won’t let their people out of the truck so if it doesn’t fit in the bin you’re out of luck. I miss piling those broken down boxes on the curb!

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    1. They do it that way for the regular garbage. For recycling. we can leave the boxes out and they pick them up. Those garbage trucks are pretty amazing. It just takes one guy to collect the trash. I remember there’d be ten guys on a garbage truck in Chicago, and maybe two were actually working…

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  4. I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!🎄🎄🎄 🎁🎁🎁🎅🎅🎅
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    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚And a Happy New Year
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*
    ˚And a Happy New Year to America, Her Warriors and Their Families at home & abroad and to my family and friends….Continue to pray for those in harm’s way….❤️💚❤️💚❤️

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  5. I remember the days when I used to keep boxes for the grandkids. a box and some toys for fine for babies, a box made into a car or a house for toddlers. Now they are too old for such simple amusements and we also flatten and take to recycling.

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