freeFirst of all, Little Free Libraries, official or not, seem to be springing up all over the place. Last summer, I learned of one here on The Planet. It was about a mile and a half away, well within walking distance for meeeeee. It was a Sunday afternoon and the GG was somewhere on his way downstate from I fergit where, so I walked over to that Little Free Library and then downtown to bug Mouse at her work, and then home, dah dah dah dah dah dah whatever.

Now Haisley School has a Little Free Library and I have seen two others on my regular walking beats. And then there is the “free” stuff at this uh manor… This “manor” is a teensy-tinesy little house on one of the main roads here. Smaller than mine and kind of shabby looking, not that I am any stranger to shabby-looking dwellings.

Anyway, I *think* this is something like a Little Free Library. I’m sure the intentions are good. But it looks like there is Other Stuff in there too. I’m not sure what. I usually walk by The Manor when it’s too dark to discern the contents of those old newspaper dispensers but Sunday morning I was a little late and so I got this quick pic. Maybe on some dark morning, I will turn on my iPhone flashlight and open the doors on these things to figure out what exactly is in there.

This house occasionally puts a sign out advertising a “neighborhood” potluck. I do not know who lives there (it’s blocks away from The Landfill) but given the appearance of the house and garage, I’m not sure I would be caught dead participating in a potluck there. Am I being a snob? I mean, food poisoning can happen in some of the fanciest, snootiest households. My house is not fancy and I am not snooty (I don’t think) but I do try to keep my house clean, especially the kitchen and bathroom… We do not get food poisoning here.

Man oh man, is it windy here tonight. I was gonna walk to the Plum Market after work but I decided to try to avoid the possibility of falling branches or power lines or traffic signals or whatever. We have power. Many others do not. Fingers crossed.

3 Responses to “Free…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Oh, dear, I hate wind! It’s scary here too with all our trees. I don’t think a fear of food poisoning makes you a snob. I’m very careful at potlucks and sometimes only eat things that I see come out of a store bought package. 🙂

  2. Jay Says:

    I have toyed around with putting up a little free library in our yard – to go with the hockey nets and basketball hoop.

  3. jane Says:

    on Fifth St, about half a block from Bach school there is not only a free library, there are 2 benches – one adult size and one kid size. 😉