MY OBSESSION WITH GARBAGE TRUCKS. I was pleased to read about Christopher’s obsession with garbage trucks because, as I said in this post, when we were about five, my brother Elmer and I were similarly obsessed with garbage trucks.
Our mother did not follow a garbage truck for us. But for us, as for Christopher, the garbage men were celebrities. We sat on the curb waiting for them each Thursday.
As of age six, Christopher still wanted to be a garbageman, although he wanted to have a joint career as a garbageman and as a NBA basketball player. And I still watch out for the recycling truck on collection day.