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Tue, July 2, 2013

My big old bowl

As listeners know we have been packing up 21+ years of stuff over the past four weeks since selling our home in preparation for the move to the Fox Valley this month.

That's a lot of 'stuff' to go through.

Some things obviously make the trip to a cardboard box to come along.
But with other things it's not so obvious.

Sure, you have no reason other than sentiment to take something along that you haven't used let alone seen for the past eight years, and yet you can't just ditch it.

Case in point, this old bowl.

She ain't pretty, that's for sure.

She's very old. That's for sure.

We don't need to use it for anything. That's for sure.

Shouldn't it be 'for sure' that we ditch it? Why pack up and move something you don't need or use?

Memories. That's why.

I remember my childhood when I see this bowl. I can see my late grandfather and me watching the Green Bay Packers play while eating popcorn out of this bowl.

He didn't make just any popcorn mind you.
This was Sunday game day. This was special.
This was popcorn he made with bacon bits and bacon grease drizzled over the top.
He would always fill this bowl up a couple of times on game day.

There is no logical reason to tote this along to our new home.
But guess what?
I packed the bowl last night.
It's coming along.

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