Things No Longer Used, Outdated, or Antiquated
Tomorrow, I am attending a poetry workshop with Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s Poet Laureate. She asked that we do two things before arriving:
1) Recall—from childhood, or from a young or younger-than-you-are-now age—something you happened upon, something unexpected, something for which you weren’t searching, weren’t prepared for, something you encountered after a turned corner, an opened door, an opened lid or cover or drawer, something that surprised or startled or stunned or moved you.
2) Make a short list of outdated equipment, of old-fashioned devices, such as a reel (hand-push) lawn mower.
Number 1 is challenging. I have been thinking all week. When I go home tonight, I will pour over my journals to add to my list. I found my college field biology notebook/journal which held some surprises there.
Number 2. Here’s my list so far:
Wooden library card catalog
16 mm movies
Cast iron Dutch ovens
Glass milk bottles
Shoe polish stand
It’s going to be great fun.
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