Thursday, July 3, 2014

Pocket Plunder


What would Sherlock Holmes make of this collection that I gathered from the little bowl into which my husband empties his pockets every night? (There was loose change there too but I confiscated that for a clearer picture.)

It's like looking into a woman's purse as a guide to who she is and what she does.

I had to ask him what some of the things were -- but I'll leave it to you all to guess. Suffice it to say, John is a very busy fella.  

12 comments:

Thérèse said...

The pink curled up cable is like a mystery to me.

Thérèse said...

It looks like emptying pockets before doing the laundry is a good advice.

Brian Miller said...

ha. actually, i know what every one of those things are....smiles.

Vicki Lane said...

Good for you, Brian -- being a guy is an advantage in this mystery.
This is what I mostly think of as guy stuff -- though I have used some of these things myself.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Yep, the gender gap is continuing, down to the pocket level! Thanks for reminding me of the different activities we engage in daily. I know most of that stuff, but haven't used it so often that I'd have left overs in my pockets. I usually forget the tissue in my pockets till I get to the washer. Your hubby is well trained (as a former wifely person would say) of course!

NCmountainwoman said...

What? No pocket knife?

Deanna said...

I was thinking the same thing as NCmountainwoman... where is the pocketknife. Many of those items could have come out of Jim's pockets. It is a guy thing.

Frances said...

Vicki, your husband's pockets' contents remind me of what I always loved about traditional neighborhood hardware stores. I don't see many of those around any more.

Thanks for the memories! xo

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, he always carries a knife. But it's one of those biggish ones that clips to the outside of a pocket.

This lot was the accumulation of several days -- what comes out of the pocket doesn't always go back in ...




Darla said...

Neat! Looks similar to the emptying of my DH's pockets whenever he had a week off at our home in Maine -- always something needin' fixin'… :-)

Jim Egerton said...

Boy, my kind of guy. DC wire and spade ends. Concrete nails, What's with the piece of chain link fence?
Ear Plugs? etc, etc. I got coffee cans full of left over stuff like that. Someday I might need them if I bother to look before I go to Home Depot.

Vicki Lane said...

Not a piece of chain link, Jim, but two wire pieces that are use to fix barbed wire to a metal post.

And the pink curled up cable was, I think he told me, jury-rigged to by-pass some broken switch on the lawn mower.