Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Unearths Some Weird Stuff

My kids' school celebrated Earth Day today. Nice. The kids all participated in neighbourhood cleanup. Nice. When my kids came home they had to tell me all about it. Nice.

But what was weird was that two out of my three kids found kinda bizarre things thrown away in the bush close to the road. Things bizarre enough that it makes you wonder what sort of drama led up to them being discarded, abandoned, flung into the beyond.

One was a shoe.
The other was a lawnmower with a mangled blade and missing wheel.

Hunh. So who just chucks away those things? Don't they both beg some sort of story!

(Luckily these two items were found quite a distance away from each other otherwise any story begging for both might best be written by Stephen King)


Rebecca said...

We've had some interesting things found on the playground at school. Last year the most memorable one was a .22 shell casing.

Dead birds and fresh dog poop seem to elicit a lot of interest with Kindergarteners. :-)

Lizann Flatt said...

The would Definitely be memorable, Rebecca. And yeah, don't you just love what interests Kindergarteners?! :>

Jenn Jilks said...

That's a hoot. When we did this in Ottawa, in the city, they needed gloves and couldn't leave school property. We'd find condoms, used needles. Ugh.
THis is the beauty of being in the city.