I would venture to say that not all men could get away with this and come away a hero.
The Mail Man can.When I was in college a friend of mine alerted me to the fact that flower shops discard a number of beautiful flowers at the end of Valentine's Day. She took me around to the dumpsters behind each of the down town locations and we collected the most beautiful bouquets to enjoy.
Bouquets like you've never seen before.
Ever since then (14 years has now passed) I have collected myself a very nice bouquet on Valentine's night. All from dumpsters. Since I've been married, The Mail Man and I have gone together on this outing.
Because we can. It's not only great for saving a substantial amount of money, it's also because we love saving things from destruction. Perfectly beautiful things that someone else has decided not to use. We've collected a fair number of things from curbside destruction, but my Valentine's Day flowers are perhaps my favorite.
This year The Mail Man took the girls out for a walk while I prepared dinner and when the door burst open at the end of my still and quiet 30 minutes Hadley was carrying the giant bouquet pictured above. I was thrilled to see the huge grin on her face and know that she is ready to join us in the tradition.
Saving things from waste and destruction to make life more beautiful makes me happy.