Lately , I feel like the Rag man. No, not the superhero from the comics, but a real rag man. Rag men would travel through a town collecting or or dealing in rags. Usually with a horse and wagon. I remember the junk man, but my dad told me all about the rag man as well as the junk man, the milkman and the freihofer man, which was a bakery on wheels.
We still have a local milkman, Meadowbrook Dairy, who still delivers to local customers and small grocery stores . We also still have garbage men, but they are now called refuse removal companies, or something like that.
Hard work? You betcha! But in an age where we have a generation of people who have never heard of a rag man, when new appliances have an expected lifespan of less than 5 years before they are carted off by the " refuse removal company " to fill up another landfill versus appliances made in the early 1900's , that are still running ... well it's just one of the little things I feel I can do, to make my carbon footprint just a bit smaller . Please consider repurposing, reusing and if you don't have the time to Buy & dye, then please consider buying local ;)