It is difficult to get rid of things that have served us well.
Oh sure, after awhile they start getting rough around the edges, they may even start sporting some holes here and there, but the memory of what they once did, how they served us lives on.
Which is why we are starting to get a bit of an egg basket graveyard in our backyard.
The kids tend to leave our egg baskets outside and between the weather and the weight of summertime abundance, the baskets start showing their age.
A fray here, the beginning of an unravel there, and soon what was handy and sturdy has become unreliable and obsolete.
We should throw these baskets out, we should burn them, or compost them with the rest of our organic material.
When something has been a part of your life every morning rain or shine,
When something has helped you bring nutritious food to your family,
When something has been at your side, waiting to be needed, and not upset at all when not,
It’s sometimes hard to say good-bye.