The 25th day

January 8, 2016

Giving up my ice skates (& a giant map of Swansea, a scale, cassettes, a chess set, an autographed photo of Rod Stewart, & more!).
It's like all 24 Days of Discard rolled into one. The great unflappable Emma is helping me clean, discard, sort, toss, tidy, throw out, rearrange, dispose of, get rid of, shed, & cast off a lot of the crap from my office. "Everyone keeps a bag of cords," she reports from her vast experience in other people's trash. I also have found a few things I'd forgotten I had or where they were, like copies of KOFF.


  1. January 9, 2016 2:38 PM EST
    Ok, the skates made me sad. I gave mine up 6 years ago after I broke my arm and I still miss skating. We walked 16 blocks to Summit Park and as least as far to Covell Lake. When we lived in Garretson, I fell in the Split Rock River skating. I used them skating on the Missouri River by Yankton. I taught my kids to skate. Jeez, enough already.
    - Becky
  2. January 10, 2016 6:41 PM EST
    Summit Park was 2 blocks from us so that's where we skated. Staying out till we were too cold to walk home... Calling & asking them to page "Betty Crocker" & thinking that was about as hilarious as could be. Ice skating was the only sport I liked as a kid. I know, enough already! But: sigh.
    - Elinor Nauen