Friday, September 26, 2008

The Economy and My New Collection


So, apparently my bank (Washington Mutual) was forced to close its doors and sell itself to J.P. Morgan/Chase/some other mega-merging-conglomerate-company-thing yesterday. On the bright side, all 27 of the dollars in my savings account are FDIC insured. Thank heavens for that--because that totally would have been a disaster! At least a half a tank of gas.

So as I drive to and from work, listening to my NPR and its incessant coverage of this economic nightmare over the past few months, I can't help but think about my half-siblings' grandmother, a child of the depression era. When she passed away, among other odd items in bulk, they found a large collection of used cheap plastic laundry detergent scoops. Stacks and stacks of the things. And sometimes when I hear all this business about the economy I feel like maybe that is the only thing I can do to save myself and my sanity.

What about you?

4 comments:

Wemdu Pea said...

HA HA HA HA HA!!! That is great! I think my stash will include something like candy wrappers so I can still put them behind everyone's couches...that is...if they still have them. :)

AM said...

I don't know what you would find with me. I definitely threw out the cups, the Tupperware from the 1930's (that could have been worth something, but it was in really bad shape), but I did keep her collection of salt and pepper shakers.

Jen said...

I would have a large collection of fabric scraps or pens.

And we are already two depression era souls, because my husband hides his cash around the house instead of in the bank when he saves up for things.

Natalie said...

Yes!!! We've been talking about this a lot around our house. Suddenly our disposable society isn't looking so hot. I've been getting way more selective about what I buy AND what I toss out.