Life’s Like That

Very dif­fer­ent to to­day’s im­per­sonal coun­cil clean-up days, doesn’t this 1970s anec­dote about the Give­away Sunday prac­tice demon­strate a re­fresh­ing com­mu­nity spirit?

Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Life’s Like That - SUB­MIT­TED BY H.W. SAND­BERG

A neigh­bour­hood sub­urb filled with young cou­ples on a bud­get de­vel­oped a cus­tom they call Give­away Sunday. On that day, ev­ery­one puts out un­wanted items on the edge of their lawn - fur­ni­ture, chil­dren’s out­grown cloth­ing, what-have-you.

Any­one who sees some­thing they can use is wel­come to take it. Neigh­bours rum­mage through each other’s dis­cards, and cars cruise along the street while oc­cu­pants

ea­gerly scan the var­i­ous of­fer­ings.

My nephew was so de­ter­mined to get rid of a mounted moose­head that he at­tached this plead­ing note to one of the antlers: “Please take me. I’m lonely.” When he went to check, the moose­head was still there – and an­other note had been tied to the other antler.

“Hold tight!” it an­nounced. “I’m bring­ing you a mate!”

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