We do try to reuse stuff in our household, not let things go to waste. Just last night, we had tickets for the Albany Symphony which our friends, a couple at our church, could not use, and we were fortunate to get a babysitter.
The evening started with a lovely Italian dinner; some of that food we will eat again. The music, Memories of the Old Country featured Stephen Dankner’s Out of Endless Yearnings: Klezmer Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra, which "brilliantly combines symphonic sound with traditional Jewish folk music." The composer called it rather like a "Cellist on the Roof." So the klezmer theme was recycled. The concert also included the familiar Schubert "Unfinished" Symphony, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1, and Bartok's Rumanian Folk Dances.
Many of Lydia's early clothes we got from others, and we've passed along her clothes, toys, and equipment when it's in good condition.
But here's a new one for us: we're getting a Christmas tree today, used. Other church friends of ours cut it down a couple weeks ago, but they're going out of town through the holidays, so they'd just be tossing it.
Recycling a recent theme: What's the oddest, and/or most creative ways you've reused an item?
Keith Lamont Smith of Charlotte, NC
15 hours ago