READER REPORT: That was ‘special’ firewood, not a freebie

Received this afternoon from Jenny:

I live on the corner of 39th & Morgan. I’m writing to file a grievance and to announce a request.

After two days of carefully pruning two city-planted crabapples in front of my house, yesterday I clipped and bundled the twigs and then hand cut the remains for my Summer fire bowl, bundling them separately with hemp twine, intending to drive all bundles to my alley when the rain stopped. I went out today to find the bundle of firewood gone; the bundles of twigs remained. This was very special wood to me, not only because I have nurtured those trees since 2005 despite the fact that they grow out of control, but also because I spent a lot of time preparing them for my fire bowl. I imagine the person who took my wood is unaware that this wood was special with intended purpose, not disposable. I request the return of this bundle with much appreciation and no questions asked. The taker can put it on my front stoop at any time.

4 Replies to "READER REPORT: That was 'special' firewood, not a freebie"

  • DH March 26, 2024 (5:55 pm)

    IMO Probably best to not leave things out on the public right of way. It is an unspoken understanding by many, apparently not all, that things left in the public right of way are up for grabs. If they were on your actual property that seems to be a different issue. 

  • 937 March 26, 2024 (6:27 pm)

    HA! Love satire!

    We all know (or should) that anything not nailed down is “fair game”

  • Patrick March 26, 2024 (9:10 pm)

    Thank you for sharing your post Jenny—a well written plea for some karma.Hope that the wood does return back to you.

  • Admiral-2009 March 28, 2024 (1:20 pm)

    DH is correct

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