Wednesday, June 24, 2009

STRADDLING...NO, WALKING DOWN MEMORY LANE

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

joining Erica at Scottsville for "A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE"

Have you ever found your daughter straddling the side of a city dumpster?
Yes, the one on the dumpster is mine...getting ready to walk around on the boxes and plastic bags to find the 'one' bag she knew had her RETAINER in it...yes, the $250 retainer that would have to go back in her mouth after she found it.
(I was at this retreat; however, I didn't know about this while it was occurring and it was God's providence that guarded me so I didn't know it)
She and her girlfriend both climbed in while one of her favorite counselors kept watch and was in charge...should anything HORRIBLE happen...i.e. rats, falling through a box or a bag, oh gross...I don't even want to speculate what COULD HAVE happened.
God blessed them...they found the 'right bag' without much trouble because she realized what she had done before too many other bags had made it up and over the side and into the dumpster. (And we were even lucky enough to have a dental hygienist available to give pointers on cleaning it as best as possible before it went back on her teeth...the thought still makes me tremble.)
This will definitely be a memory of that spring break trip that I will never forget and I'm sure dd won't forget it...and pray with me He will continue to watch over her. I'm praying she'll NEVER have to go 'dumpster diving' for ANY REASON ever again.
Come for a walk with us down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!

11 comments:

Kim said...

Oh my word, that was funny! I think it's probably a good thing we don't know half what's going on with our kids. LOL I'm still finding out about things ten, twelve years later that cause me to shudder.

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh wow! I think it's awesome that someone got a PICTURE FOR YOU!!! ha ha ha

My brother's lost their retainers a LOT! I never lost mine, but we had to dig for my brothers a time too many.

Thanks for joining me on my walk today! Your post was great. =0)

~Erica

-stephanie- said...

I bet you would not have believed it if there wasn't a picture. Ewww, kinda gross.

Goose Hill Farm said...

Thank you for stopping by today! :D It's nice to meet you!

I totally agree with Kim. I think the less we know the better! LOL

So glad she WAS able to find it and that you had a very knowledgable dental hygienist!

Blessings~
Laura

McCrakensx4 said...

Thanks for blogging by! What a story to remember! I once lost my retainer in the garbage, because I threw it away...naturally!, but wasn't able to find it since it was hours later when I realized it! Glad that she was able to find hers, and how funny that someone was quick enough to snap a pic!

Mocha Momma said...

So you've got a dumpster diving , senior in your house? Just kidding...enjoyed reading your memory lane post.

Thanks for stopping to see mine.
I'll be back
Have a nice night.
Nannette

Bevy said...

Dumpster Diving! :) LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

Erica said...

Oh my gosh! What a memory! I remember retrieving one from a school lunchroom trash can at the age of 10, and that was ewh! How very frugal and thoughtful of her to go dumpster diving to save it, lol! Thanks for sharing!

TCKK said...

Now that's funny!!!

Hope said...

Hi!

I am glad this story had a happy ending.

Yes, Dear Lord, please protect our children in there many adventures!

Thank you for visiting my Memory Lane post about the playhouse.

♥Hope

christy rose said...

Dumpster diving?!! That is so funny. It is great that someone took a picture for you. I am with you and the not trying to think about the process of it all though. OOOOO00HH!