These photos were taken on July 21, 2020.
The location was at my home in Beltsville, Maryland.
The "Take It!” came from my slowly realizing I may be engaging in what might be a
worthwhile pass along.
For some weeks now that summer is in full record breaking heat swing - I have been
puting out soft drinks in an ice filled ziplock bag - for the sanitation workers that
pick up our neighborhood trash. There are three cans: one for the driver of the truck
and the other two for each of the pick em up folks that are out there doing the heavy
lifting. On a few occasions I have been out there when they made their stop at my
house. We exchange thank you's as they are a very important part of how this whole
thing keeps working.
I know this sort of gesture cannot work for everybody - but where it can - please give
it a try - you will be sincerely appreciated.
While spending this much time at home has its moments of feeling a bit confined - I am
finding I am able to take on and clear up many projects which is very
I miss being out and about - where there are viewing's of many interesting things
available - and subject matter for photographs. I hope everyone will be able to
stay with us - as we sometimes get into the small stuff. Amazingly enough -
sometimes the small stuff can in time - loom large.
We wish everyone good health and even the chance for new found happiness.
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Jim (Wednesday, 12 August 2020 20:18)
What a great idea, I am going to start doing it.
Sally (Wednesday, 12 August 2020 20:19)
My favorite type of favor, the "pay it forward" favor.
Gabe (Wednesday, 12 August 2020 20:20)
The trash trucks here are a giant truck with only a driver and a mechanical arm that grabs the can, so it wouldnt work here for trash men.
SF1967 (Wednesday, 12 August 2020 20:20)
Simple acts of kindness like this go a long way in times like these.
Teri (Wednesday, 12 August 2020 20:21)
You are making the world a better place with gestures like these. It is really an amazing site to see.
MHampy (Wednesday, 12 August 2020 20:22)
We had fun with this one, trying to find ways we could do something similar for people.
thatoneguy (Wednesday, 12 August 2020 20:22)
you sir are a gentleman and scholar
Bruce (Thursday, 13 August 2020 13:22)
Thank you all for your kind comments with regard to setting out refreshments. It was especially gratifying to see some ready to give this gesture a try at their locations. I hope it works out well. As for my being a gentleman and a scholar - I am most appreciative of the high praise. I have to state - that it is a constant challenge for which I thank you all for your encouragement - which keeps me in the hunt, to have each day be as good as it can be.
On a very separate note. My part time job has started back up on a trial basis. It is for three days a week rather than the former five. It has been a very big mix of response - as I am seeing some of the familiar faces (behind masks) and these have been joyous exchanges. Then there are those who have been furloughed for whom - I ask those lucky enough to remain - to pass along my greetings and heartfelt good wishes for their well being. It is a time for the counting of blessings.