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The shattering climate

March 23, 2010

I have determined, according to several hundred wickedly sharp pieces of archaeological evidence, that there were once two gazing globes in my backyard: one silver, one blue.

glass shards

I spent an hour crouched in the sunshine, picking shrapnel out of the flowerbed (and irritating my runner’s knee in the process), and had ample time to contemplate two questions.

1. Why would a person NOT pick up shattered glass in their yard, not even the big pieces?

2. Why the heck would someone in hail country, where all the auto dealerships have their vehicles under cover, think a fragile, glass yard ornament was a good idea? Maybe it was a gift from a well-meaning relative?

Scottsbluff car dealerships got it covered.

Copyright 2010 by Katie Bradshaw

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2010 4:28 pm

    Wonder what else you’ll find?

    • Katie Bradshaw permalink*
      March 23, 2010 6:06 pm

      Whatever I find probably won’t be as funny as the 6-inch plastic pirate knife I found in an air duct.


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