Bottles, Bottles, Bottles galore!

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It was a few months since Josh passed away and it was time to try disposing of some of his stuff, as his daughter called it. She still wasn’t in the mode for that job, so she delegated it to her two kids, Molly and Gene.

The project was progressing at a slow pace till they dig into a corner and found a case filled with old bottles. At first Molly was set to send them to the local glass recycle bin, but when Gene took a look, his eyes lit up.

“Take a good look, do you know what we have here”, he asked Molly.

“Just a bunch of old bottles.” she replied.

“Take a good look. These are glass bottles, maybe not antique, but you can’t get soda in bottles like this any more.”

When Molly looked closer, she agreed. “Look at this coke bottle, it even has the name of a city in the bottom. I wonder how long ago this one was made?”

“I don’t know, probably back long before we were born. Look over here, grandpa-Josh even had a wooden bottle case. Even if these bottles aren’t antiques I bet someone might be interested.” Gene said.

Molly volunteered, “Tomorrow I’m looking on eBay, then Craigslist!”


Each week a photo is donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo to get started.
This week’s photo is © J Hardy Carroll

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About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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6 Responses to Bottles, Bottles, Bottles galore!

  1. Singledust says:

    reminds of my childhood – where we collected bottles and sold them back to the shop for 5 cents a bottle – and now we have Craigslist and eBay that can take this for a bigger sum than 5 cents -nice trip down memory lane for me- enjoyed you telling the tale.

  2. Steve Lakey says:

    For grandkids, the past seems like another world.

  3. James says:

    Funny, I wrote a very similar story, though much more sinister.

  4. athling2001 says:

    Well done. It is nice the grandchildren can find a connection with grandpa even if he is gone.

  5. I now wonder how much glass bottles are selling for. That was a find. You seem to be able to sell anything on the internet these days. Good story, Mike. 😀 — Suzanne

  6. They’ve got their heads screwed on right 🙂

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