Question of the Month

Written by Captain Mary on Sunday, June 01, 2008

This months question is:

What is the best thing you ever found digging through the Trash?

Lets see what kind of trash you got. Go to the comments and see what we found and tell us what you found!

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  1. 7 comments: Responses to “ Question of the Month ”

  2. By Queenie on June 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    I have told you that we furnished our first house together from toss out furniture. Our friends would even grab stuff for us. Up until about a year ago, I still owned this really cool table that came from a trash pile.

    The big cat tower that is home to Princess Sagwa is a garbage find. What can I say, we are resourceful bunch. :)

  3. By Miguel Gonzalez on June 5, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    i actually found twenty bucks in my room's bin once, looking around for a paper that i thought i had thrown away. it was aawweessoommee...HI SHELAH!!! hi mary :D miss you at karate...

  4. By Anonymous on June 6, 2008 at 1:08 AM

    When I was only teenager I was looking through the trash and found U.S. Army canteens and krations,mess kits.
    I was the cools kid in town that was in East Boston before the airport.

  5. By Anonymous on June 6, 2008 at 1:36 AM

    Oh I'm a dumpster diver from WAY back in the day. Best find was a corner hutch while I was living on McGuire AFB. We (the group of dumpster diving women aka military wives) went over to officer's housing in the dark of night and came back with a nice haul.

    I still have that corner hutch but got rid of the military husband 9 years ago.

    BTW, I'm Betz from my Bohemian Hippie blog

  6. By Captain Mary on June 11, 2008 at 9:30 AM

    Thanks very much Capt. Mary,
    I took a look at your photos and they are very good. I wouldn't say that mine are works of art but I really appreciate the compliment. Keep up your blogging, your writing style is entertaining and keep taking photos. Do it as often as possible and you'll get all sorts of great results.


  7. By Anonymous on June 12, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Once when I was about six, I found a sweater, wrapped in plastic as if it had never been opened, in a dumpster behind our house in Okinawa, Japan. My sister's birthday was coming up, so I decided to give it to her as a present. Of course, when I gave it to her, the question came from my mother, "where did you get this sweater?" You see, I wasn't old enough to drive and we lived on an Air Force Base miles away from the Base Exchange, so there wasn't a way for me to buy anything, even if I did have money, which I didn't. Being young and "innocent" I replied with the truth..."in the dumpster out back." The whole place erupted in laughter, but I don't think my sister found it so funny. When she opened it, I realized why the previous owner had thrown it away...the sleeves were not the same length and it was quite possibly the ugliest sweater I've ever seen.

    - Doc -

    Ryan T. Smith

  8. By Liz & Chuck on June 22, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    We found a dime in an apartment that my husband had to clean out after the tenants moved out dated...1836. It has traveled with us for over 15 years now, in all our military moves but he has not researched its value. Its ok, just imagining that it's worth A LOT keeps him going. :D