Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Unclaimed Baggage

Recently, I took a trip to the Alabama Mountains wanting to relax and enjoy the scenery. I devoted a whole week of writing to the tale of Mentone, Alabama, because someone told me to tell the story when I was sitting on the toilet. "Tell the story," the voice said. "Tell the story!" Well, I did. And I haven't felt like reflecting since. I guess the voice in the john wants all the attention or something.

Anyhow, another place I visited while in the area was the Unclaimed Baggage store. You may have heard of it. It's been on the Nightly News, Oprah, 60 Minutes, I think, and other various news programs around the country. In a nutshell, if you leave something on a plane or forget to pick up your luggage and don't claim it by a certain time it ends up at this store in Scottsboro, AL.

Below are the items that I just couldn't live without:

Everybody always needs a belt buckle or two. I got a friend in Texas, maybe, I'll send it to her.

You can never have too many wallets!

I'm not big on wearing used shoes, but they looked comfortable. (I sold them at the flea market.)

And lastly, a set of books on wines throughout the world. This knowledge will be especially invaluable when I begin my trip around the world which I hope to accomplish in eighty days.

Of course, the best part of all is if I forget something on a plane, I'll know where to find it.

Or buy it!


Rae said...

That's so cool! I want to go there!

HulaBuns said...
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HulaBuns said...

Awesome! I need to go there! Do you have any exes that live in Texas? Because you could always send the belt buckles to them. ;)

Gianetta said...

Rae- Could be a road trip for ya...

HulaBuns- Nope. But its a good idea.



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