A missing friend
I’m missing something which was very valuable to me, not in a monetary sense, but because it was the support I need to be able to maintain my home on West University Street. It was a very lightweight, two-wheeled little hand cart with a rectangular, flat-bottomed bed and U-shaped metal handle. I used that little cart to haul flower pots and such around the yard, pick up debris after a storm, carry bags of yard trash down to the curb, as well as a heavy recycle tub full of newspapers.
I had a system with the recycle tub. Since I have two tubs, one would sit on the garage floor covered by the lid, with the other tub sitting on top holding newspapers When the tub was full, I would wheel in the little cart, slide the heavy tub off into it and push it down to the street.
Last week the cart, with the recycle tub sitting in it, was at the curb lined up exactly beside my big trash barrel. Since the City may come by early, these are put out the night before. When I looked out next morning, the recycle tub was on the ground, and my little cart was gone — and I’m feeling a tremendous loss. It’s very old, and I feel surely irreplaceable.
If you are the one who took my cart, perhaps thinking it was out there to be carried off for clean-up week, I would really appreciate your bringing it back and leaving it in my yard, any time day or night. If you see that a neighbor or someone else you know has the cart, please show them this letter. Barbara Foreman Siloam Springs