An Important Lesson in Garbage, Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment

Today’s Mental Moment is on a Whim, inspired by discussion on my morning post.

Whim by Cynthia Rowley
Whim by Cynthia Rowley (Photo credit: Gerard Dalmon)

A bit of nostalgia, but also a public service message reminding us all that taking the garbage out… is a necessity.

Next time you think you may not want to take the garbage out, or you are sick and tired of nagging the kids or other person in charge of waste removal, just show them the story of this stubborn little girl.

It outta get things moving pretty quick.

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, Β  Β poor misinformed little heathen


To your Mental State, Whatever it may be…

Lizzie Cracked (not broken)

THe poem is in the book Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein.


21 thoughts on “An Important Lesson in Garbage, Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment

  1. Shel Silverstein was one of the twentieth centuries unsung genius’s… good find….and thanks for sharing, I hadn’t seen or heard this one before…

    1. one of my favorites brought back to my mind in a morning discussion of poets with El Guapo – on Trifecta Vulgar – you know of poets – what think you of my depiction being familiar …er well I dunno if you read it – just curious, follow the comment string – if you are looking for something to do _:-)

    2. oh sorry i see you did read it -this is one of the poems in where the Sidewalk Ends – A very favorite or mine from childhood – El Guapo reminded me of it in our discussion ….

  2. Well, that’s just gross. lol Think I’ll share it w/ my kid. She has two jobs – feed/water the animals and take out the trash. Both of which I repeatedly have to remind her to do. Maybe this’ll get her thinking! Thanks! πŸ˜€

    1. O.M.G. thank you so much! I just woke up I mean like an hour ago boy that makes me sound like a lollygagger – I was up all night accckkk not importatnt – how did this happen? so sorry I razzed you about the comment box oh geez even if its Karma….wow what do I do? help πŸ˜• lol

      1. Enjoy it lizzie c!
        And find a way to filter the Likes and Follows in your inbox, or you’ll get buried under-

        Never mind,,,


  3. What?! What did I miss! I’m gone one day (or maybe a day and a half?) You got Freshly pressed! Really?! OMG! Congratulations! Fill me in the on the details! ! I feel so out of the loop here! Wha happened??

    Love Sylvia. I saw her on Hoarders just last week! πŸ™‚

    1. oh my – she has REALLLY let herself go then huh? um I am not so sure what happened….I the 20 sure signs the night before last and was up all night then I fell asleep about 7 and when I woke up….my email had exploded and I was kinda like wow and then I saw a comment that said Freshly Pressed and oh wow OVERWHELM…uh huh I was crying but they were happy tears just overwhelmed happy and surprised and amazed and honored and I MISSED you!!!! that about covers it….I think?

      1. WOW What a story! You fell asleep and when you woke up your comments had exploded!! What a RUSH! That is a high point that right there! A super high point!! How WONDERFUL. I’m so pissed off I missed it! LOL! All your amazing writing was rewarded!! Sometimes things really do come together just the way they are I’m going to savor this “coming together” all day! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      2. Exploded yes…BOOM.. I am enjoying it today… it’s funny though that which gets pressed πŸ™‚ I was totally looking for you..sneaking away going from blog to blog calling your name… it was crazy..still is but I can DO Crazy if I use at least 15 percent concentrated power of will..or something… πŸ˜€

      3. Ha ha! I thought I heard someone calling me when I was at the gas station! So that musta been you through the “ethers”. Ah Lizzie. You do Crazy better than anybody I know!!

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