Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 09:14 AM.

Living so far away from relatives makes it necessary to travel during the holidays.  The trip ranges from 10-12 hours depending on traffic and the bladders of adults, children and dogs.

Upon returning home, I noticed a new vehicle parked in front of my garage.  It was dark, so I had to get some lights on in able to study what this thing was taking a space in my already crowded driveway.

The vehicle was big, grey, sturdy and had an advertisement on the side.  The sign said “County Waste” and listed a phone number. 

This was not a trash can.

According to the literature I received, this was a “wheeled cart.”

When did we stop calling things what they really are?

My homeowners association had sent out flyers explaining this new process and of course, the news of a higher assessment/monthly fee.  As always, I judge things by the price my Daddy paid for my first car.  It was a 1968 Mercury Cougar and he paid $150 for it.

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