Clump #181: Remove trash from son’s bedroom.
So this was obviously an easy and straightforward clump … call it a mini vacation in my 30-day, 30-post Bedroom Blast Challenge. Our younger daughter kindly — and willingly — devoted some of her college break to shoveling through the accumulated rubble in her brother’s room while he’s studying in Norway for a year. She left labels on the sorted-out piles. This one made me smile:
The trash basket on the left, above, was from our son’s college days. The one on the right stayed in his bedroom at home … fascinating, right? The truth is, that one does have its fascinating aspects. It was a relic from my husband’s youth. He says he might have gotten it in middle school, or junior high, as we called it way back then. Little did he know that it would turn out to be a time capsule. Remember the old computer punch cards that couldn’t be folded, spindled, or mutilated?
When this trash can was made, the war in “Make Love Not War” was the Vietnam war. And I guess everyone in every time period thinks they are living through “nervous times,” but …
the phrase: “Draft The White Knight But NOT Me” (below) makes clear that those truly were nervous times for young people.
“Chairman Mao Is A Fink” is so dated in terms of history and linguistics. When did the word “fink” go out of fashion?
It was the 60’s, man, even the trash cans were radical!