16 January 2007

Let the trumpets sound!

When my sister and her husband departed for Lithuania, they left behind a few things that needed to find new homes. Among these were two trumpets.

I was surfing through Freecycle one night and saw a post from someone was hoping there might be an old trumpet sitting around that wasn't being used. It could be battered and worn, she knew someone who did repairs, but she couldn't afford one and really missed playing.

Of course, I emailed her. She emailed back, as happy as a kid who has just been told they're going on a trip to Disneyland.

We arranged a meeting at the mall. When she saw me coming with a trumpet case in my hand, she could hardly stand still! She oohed and aahed and hugged her new trumpet. Then she hugged me too!

It was fun to make someone so happy. If you have things you aren't using, I encourage you to share them: try Freecycle, or the bulletin board at the mailbox, or just ask your friends. It's a lot of fun making someone else happy like this!


  1. Anonymous5:13 pm

    I LOVE freecycle! It was a lifesaver when we were moving!! Can't say I've had a story as nice as yours though!

  2. Anonymous7:49 am

    That is great that you could find a home for the trumpet. I'll bet it makes your sister happy also. Freecycle has been very good for us. I've found new homes for many items and gotten some nice things also. I've even picked things up that were sitting out for trash and given them away through freecycle. Wish more people would use freecycle.


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