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Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Happy Random Tuesday!  The following is the most random thing I can think of at the moment.

My mom is in her mid-seventies and she gets hit with an unbelievable amount of junk mail.  We call anything that is not a bill junk mail.  She tries to get through it but after getting Covid last November she slowed down and it piled up.  It might have even piled up before then because she had over seven bags of mail in her spare room.  One day I asked if there was anything we could do to help and she asked if we'd go through her junk mail and shred the parts that could be recycled.  I told her it's an assigned kid chore and we'd be happy to help.

The kids feel like they've hit a gold mine, every letter seems to have a gift.  Apparently retirement is the age to get tons of charity requests, which is weird since retires are on a fixed income.  

In this picture we have found: money in the form of $1.00 bill and some change, playing cards, a stocking, tiny dream catchers, keychains, a CD, hundreds of address labels (grayed out for privacy), tons of notepads and shopping lists (LOVE THESE), travel toothpaste and toothbrush.  Not included in this photo is a pair of socks!  My oldest was happy to acquire these.  We now have 25+ calendars to choose from, sometimes the same company will send them twice!  It's been fun to go through the mail bags but I can see why it was getting overwhelming for mom.  Glad we can help her out!

Random Tuesday Thoughts

1 comment:

Gina R. said...

I cleaned for a lady in 2019 and she gave me some of her retiree/charity junk mail findings. Christmas cards, gift labels, notepads, jewelry and socks. I have a ton of Christmas cards and want to write out all the cards and send them to our overseas military personnel. I am so glad the children were a big help to their grandma and received treasures for their hard work! Win-win!!