Deeky's Garbage Treasures

As you may recall, Deeky is a closet hoarder who sends me his garbage treasures. Basically, the way this works is that Deeky saves useless garbage like a rat who's fixing to make the Rat Taj Mahal out of useless garbage. Then, instead of throwing it away, he throws pieces of his collection of strange bits of paper and other detritus into an envelope and pays money to ship it to me—priority mail, so he can track his garbage treasure's path across the country—where it sits in my mailbox until he harangues me to collect it. Then, I empty the garbage contents of the garbage envelope, laugh at it with him until tears are rolling out of our eyes, and throw it away. I mean, put it a special garbage treasure reservoir for safe-keeping!

But not before taking a picture of it so that I can post it, obvs.

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Some of the contents of the latest package of Deeky's Garbage Treasures: A menu for "Sweet Sin: A Gluten Free Café," an expired Go Pass for the MTA, an Amtrak Customer Safely Instructions pamphlet labeled "Please do not remove this card from the train," a City of Baltimore parking citation, a class picture of Mrs. Barbour's first grade class at the Frances E. Willard School in Pasadena taken April 5, 1962, a book titled Facing the Nuclear Age: Parents and Children Together, a deli ticket stub #20, the title page from The Overton Window, three free passes to the circus at the Frederick Fairgrounds on February 25, a drink coaster from the Annabel Lee Tavern, his old library card from Missouri, a tag from a shirt he bought at Banana Republic ($49.99!), and some unidentified piece of black plastic in a tiny zip-loc bag.

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