Sometimes Mr. B accuses me of hoarding, and it's true that I save things. It's also true that very often those items do get used, so he's not often successful at making me feel guilty. Here is an example: every year at Christmas time I make and give away boxes of snack mix made out of oyster crackers, to the workers at the post office, library, mechanic shop and other neighborhood businesses, as well as to friends and relatives. Often, but not always, the containers are returned to me. Each year it's necessary to buy replacements. Here is one from a thrift shop:
It's a nice size and the price was right--well under a dollar--but the top is hardly festive. However, from my friend Betty in Austin I saved this:
Ready to line with wax paper and fill with goodies. So, legitimate to have saved, or not?
Take it easy!