Last night I came across this pile of trash on St Urbain near Fairmount. It’s the place where an older Ukrainian woman lived for a long time but passed away. She reputedly never threw anything out, so cleaning out the house was quite the task.
The trash is more renovation related now, but there’s still evidence of the person who lived there for so many years.
I found these three unopened Sprite bottles in an original plastic case. I figure they must be from the 1970s. A couple have evaporated a bit but one still looks like it has the original volume. A little shake shows that there may still be a little bit of carbonation in there. I may do a dare with my roommate and try one… not sure about that yet though!
I also found some cool old boxes. The “Megantic” ones were made for the pins in clothespins. One still contains the pins and the other contains the wood part. There’s a box for “Esplanade Paper Clips,” which I figure is a long-extinct company out of Montreal. I also like that old coffee tin.
The tops of a couple of old lamps and some electic thermometer thing. I thought the lamp-tops could be cool for someone’s art project.
Now for some things I found this afternoon.
I came across this pile of stuff. There was a lot of religious paraphernalia.
There was this odd looking machine with this warning about X-rays. Is this a normal warning to find on electronics? I didn’t feel like it was and left it behind, especially since it was missing some parts.
I found a bunch of kitchen stuff. My favorite are the new strainers, which are definitely better than my old plastic ones!
Some candles, a box of sandwich bags (which was unopened), and a soldering tool which seems to work just fine.
This little basket was in one of the bins…
Inside were these two medallions. The back of the one on the left is the same as the front of the right – an Iron Cross with some odd lettering on it. I looked it up and it appears to be a Saint Benedict Medal, which is intended to ward off evil.
The one on the right is odd because it’s sort of rough looking. The back is blank and sort of rounded. It’s either homemade or old, or both. I fantasize about it being hundreds of years old, but it’s more likely that someone just stamped it in their toolshop or something.
Regardless, keep checking back if you want to see more “garbage!”