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"Take It Away Or It Goes To The Dump"
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  While some people might consider the above subject
(comment) somewhat callous, the intent is surely meant to elicit
an immediate response.

In many cases these days, folks find themselves in the unenviable
position of having to remove all the belongings from a deceased
relative's home.  One of the last things to go is almost always
'the piano' if they have one, and no one in the family wants it
(which is increasingly common).

The fact is, the statement, "take it away or it goes to the dump," is
a 'promise' not a 'threat'.  As evidenced by the words "take it away",
the statement is made in desperation.  "Free to a good home" generally
means that the person responsible for disposing of the piano has some
amount of time to do so, therefore it's not uncommon (for those who
follow such things) to see a piano go from "Free to a good home" to
"Take It Away..."

Supposing that there is a difference in character between the people,
who making such statements, feel about the piano is pure speculation.
Like it or not, if a house has to be empty before a sale can be made,
any number of things can and do get thrown away.

The moral of this story is, if _you_ care about something you own, make
sure _you_ have made provisions for its disposition before it's too
late.  Never trust that anyone else will care about things you love as
much as you love them.

John A Tuttle
Brick, New Jersey, USA

(Message sent Mon 27 Sep 2010, 17:57:05 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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