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Old 03-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #11
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By the bye, DW developed something of a basket fetish a few years back. She was president of a non-profit that used 'silent' auctions as part of their fund raising efforts. Her committee would put together 'gift' baskets of various sizes to be auctioned off(most baskets were doggie related since the organization was a Therapy Dog group). I made the mistake of finding some great deals on wicker, rattan, straw baskets and we loaded up our basement(the darned things are mostly AIR, after all). It took over a year to get rid of all the extra baskets and convince My Darling that she needed fewer and fewer baskets over time. We still have a couple dozen that are just taking up space. Every now and then we find a use for one--usually when giving away something ELSE we don't really need.

Different strokes, as they say.
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