Friday, May 14, 2021


One of the Best Things

First, my thanks go to the powers that be in Old Saybrook for plowing my street several times during the Dec. 17, 2020 storm; I really appreciate that. I am also profoundly grateful to my neighbor Roger for not only helping me but two other neighbors on London Court. I was exhausted after spending three hours clearing two-thirds of my driveway; I can’t imagine how I would have managed the rest of it, so I give heartfelt appreciation to said neighbor for using his snow blower on the remainder.

Second, and separately, I am so very grateful for the “freebie table” (as I refer to it) at the Transfer Station in Old Saybrook. I have found countless household items there—mittens, boots, pen holder, Hamilton Beach food processor, and a Cuisinart one (with all the attachments)—to name but a few. It is also a great place to take my trash to hopefully become someone else’s treasure as I continue to donate my parents’ old items. I wish all the towns in Connecticut had such an arrangement like this, accessible to major routes (routes 153 and 9), and well-laid-out with all the different stations clearly marked (paper, containers, yard rubbish, etc.) and urge them to consider making such a place happen, whether here along the shoreline or up north of us. This is one of the best things about Old Saybrook.

Valerie Smith
Old Saybrook