Things We Keep In Our Garage

by Leaving Austin

Old Apple Crates

Old Apple Crates

Quite a few years ago, when I was in high school, I took found these apple crates on the side of the road in Syria, Virginia. I sanded and stained them and used them to store my record albums (see post below).

I don’t remember when I last used them for albums, but they’ve held a spot in various garages for ages. For some sentimental reason, I  kept them. Maybe because Syria was one of my favorite places. As a teenager, my friends and I would often hike or swim in its little waterfalls. It had an exotic name, and it was in the middle of nowhere. Although nearby, Syria wasn’t populated with a bunch of tourists like Skyline Drive.

Every time I go back to the Shenandoah Valley area, I  drive past Syria to the Graves Bros. Apple Orchards and maybe even take in a meal at Graves Mountain Lodge.

Today I said goodbye to the old apple crates, along with a bunch of other crap stuff in the garage. The crates don’t hold such a sentimental sway over me anymore. It feels good to travel lighter. All in the name of reinvention.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

C.A. August 12, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Oh, those were great crates. The wood was so strong, yet well-worn with soft corners. Waaaahhhh! Give ’em to me! Ha!! Not really!
Congrats on all your downsizing.


leavingaustin August 12, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Sorry! Already said goodbye to them!


Lavanna Martin August 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm

You have no idea how much I will miss you, my dear, dear friend.

BUT, Houston is a great town if you know how to appreciate it.



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