You never know what turns up in trash cans

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Nice save. PAX
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Was it in front of a house being remodeled or just open trash cans? I look sometimes when I’m walking certain areas but most times just keep on walking
Not normal trash cans; it was a dumpster for like construction, remodeling, clean up, or general house clean out after moving or death in the family and the kids what the house cleaned out. Some kids live so far away, to rich to get their hand dirty, or have no time and there are people that do house clean outs. When my dad died it took myself, brother and a few buddies two weeks to fill 4 large dumpsters at $400 each to get rid of 85 lawn mowers, wood, scrap metal and stuff saved over the last 88 years. And I took home at least a dumpster full of goodies, The neighbors got stuff and his airplane budies got stuff. The wood went to a high school bond fire, the metal to the metal dump and the scrap al, cu, lead and metal paid for 2 dumpsters . Dad's house was like King Tuts tomb. Every one got a little something. I had a neighbor kid that helped load stuff and got money for scraping the stuff we could not hold onto. I must have 60 cigar boxes of hardware, screws and nuts that I kept. So when you find a depression age guy or lady that passes on --- you know the house will be full. That is the kind of dumpster you want to check out, or when a local store closes and all sorts of things go into the store dumpster. He had airplane magazines from the 1920 to present and I got $600 for the load, and I kept the best ones. It took 3 years at airplane shows to get rid of the stuff. Ma got like $12,000.
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Dads basement was the open area :lol: :roll: What can I say about old farm boys - you save everything because you never know when you will need a part. He loved antique vintage lawn mowers.

So if you see a house clean out due do to a death or moving or rummage sale from an old timer, depression kid, always check it out. When they were kids in the 1920s, they had nothing. So most saved everything. You just never discarded anything that could be salvaged. Of course the apple did not fall far from the tree. :oops:
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photos restored 21 feb 2021
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Nice! I missed the original pics.

We don’t get stuff like that in Florida too much. I have an acquaintance that ran an antique shop and he says the problem is that everyone that retires to Florida from older generations sells all the stuff in their home up North first and then moves south to retire in a condo or a golf community where they buy new stuff in south florida styles. Not easy to find estate sales with early 20th century stuff. Plenty flamingo, palm tree or dolphin themed knickknacks however. 😖
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You've scored some great albums recently!!
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Sometimes families do this out of spite. My stepmother has been stingy with passing on items from my dads military time to me. Typical situation with my dads stuff.

Stepmom to my brother "Hey you want this, I've got no room or need for this?"

Brother "Thanks, but I think it should go to Mike, he has kids to pass it on to and he's into the family military history",

Stepmom "Oh, in that case I'll just keep it".

The one thing I asked for before my father passed in 2011, I haven't seen at all. That was a set of his Fatigue Uniforms. Heck I haven't talked to or seen her 2013.

She gave away, sold, and threw away what she didn't want......
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