So this morning I went to my closet to find my 5 items to donate or toss. I have a lot of old purses, so it’s something I can just grab and get done so I don’t have to worry about it in the evening.
Most of my purses had something in it- gum wrappers, time of the month products, etc. But one held the oldest items I’ve found so far.
Yep, that’s a paystub from August 2002 from my brief time at Outback Steakhouse. I worked there the summer between high school and college. Those coupons are for Long John’s Silver and expired October 5, 2002. The receipt is from Meijer, 10/17/02. I bought gum, blow pops, Twizzlers, a candy necklace, a poster, and a large hook. I also found anti-bacterial hand gel that was completely liquified. It expired in 2000.
I’m trying to remember myself in 2002. I was so excited for college. I was ready to make new friends, have new challenges, and escape the small town of Ada. I’ve been with my husband since April 2003, so this even pre-dated him.
This purse has been with me for FIVE moves. Unused, in a closet. All because I was afraid I might want it again someday, even though it’s not something I would even carry now. It’s an off-white canvas purse that’s too big for a wristlet, not big enough to even hold my phone and sunglasses. Hopefully someone will find it at Goodwill and give it a better home. 🙂