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The Ice Cream Bucket

Rachel Sonnenschein

Joined February 2009

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After I take the clothes out of the washing machine I grab the ice cream bucket full of clothes pins and hang the wet laundry out on the line to dry.

When I was little and not feeling well, Mom always had me sleep with an ice cream bucket, just in case.

We have a few ice cream buckets in the garage, full of nuts and bolts and old doorknobs and various other very important man items.

When its time to clean the bathrooms and kitchen I grab the ice cream bucket and fill it full of cleaners and rags.

The ice cream bucket is taken out to the coop full of chicken feed and brought back to the house filled to the top with fresh eggs.

When the snow falls the kids each grab a bucket then split up into teams to make snow forts. The buckets make fabulous bricks to construct the forts.

When the cat food bag is almost empty I put the remainder of food in the ice cream bucket (and put the lid on!) so the cat won’t make a big mess trying to get his own supper.

It’s always a good idea to throw a few ice cream buckets in the back of the truck when we go to the lake, as they make fabulous sand castles.

At the parade the kids filled their ice cream buckets up before they got on the float so they would have plenty of candy to throw out to the crowds of children who were waiting on the sidewalks and sitting on the curbs.

When chokecherry season comes round we always grab the ice cream buckets and head out to the country to fill them up, bring them home, and make some chokecherry jelly.

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