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Went to drop off my household paper at the recycling center and saw a whole bunch of canned veggies that someone left there. Obviously well past their prime...

 
 
 
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  1. I don't understand why they are on the side on the road.

    1. It is a big parking lot with dumpsters for your recyclables. I guess someone was cleaning out a garage or basement and thought they could recycle the glass jars. But then decided to line them up along the curb.

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      1. re: tcamp

        The way they are lined up just strikes me as odd. Why not in a box? It's sort of eerie looking.

      2. That is a BIZARRE sight. How old are those things? Weird.

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        1. re: ttoommyy

          They must be 15 or 20 years old, don't you think?

        2. For whatever reason I just have a feeling of someone cleaning out a deceased family members, garage, basement etc. Too sentimentally attached to just throw them away so just left them there. (Yes I'm reading way into it)

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          1. re: jrvedivici

            That is exactly what I thought too.

            1. re: jrvedivici

              Maybe Aunt Bessie sampled one of these relics and that's what did her in. ;-)

              1. re: jrvedivici

                Having done this myself, I'd be willing to bet this is exactly what happened. I'd further guess they were left there on display on the off-chance that a canner would see them and think the jars were worth the effort of emptying and disposing of the contents. It is incredibly sad.

                1. re: jrvedivici

                  I vote for jrvedivici's theory. When cleaning out my dad's house, some of the older family members were physically pained to see my SIL throwing out canned veggies. He was a food hoarder and the "stash" was of similar size. The aunts and cousins would have hauled it all to a food bank had my SIL not physically thrown the stuff into the dumpster.

                  And yes, there is something sad about the pictures the OP posted. Abandonment? Loss of hope?

                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    So for us "Believers" I guess it's rather apropos that this post wound up here, paying some form of remembrance, to whomever they originally belonged. Funny how life works.

                  2. It is very sad. A lot of work went into those jars.

                    I wonder if they would be worth composting? That way at least they would benefit the earth somehow.