One Man’s Trash

By Denise Anderson

First Published December 22, 1995A motorist flagged down our neighbor Carl as he was walking across his driveway.“Is that your land just to the north of here?” the driver asked.It was, Carl replied. Was he hunting?The man said he wasn't. He was just driving by and noticed Carl's fence.“That is your pasture, then?” he asked.Yes, Carl said. It was his pasture.And his gate? the man persisted.Of course it was his gate, Carl said. Most farmers have their own gates on their own pastures.“I'd like to buy it,” the man stated.“You want to buy my gate?” Carl stammered.That's what he said. “Didn't you know it's the headboard off a...


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