A friendly wave can mean so much.
It was good to be able to share the story with my grandson and he listened as Nanny read the book to him.
The noisy Bin Lorry
We’ve heard the bin lorry screeching up the street before and Alexander often asks.
“What’s that noise?”
It can be very loud and certainly gets your attention. Listen
Thursday Bin Day
Our bin lorry comes on a Wednesday with the recycling truck every other Wednesday, but sometimes after a Bank Holiday it might change to a Thursday and that’s the day my grandson visits.
Today we heard them coming nearer and opening up the blinds I encouraged my grandson to wave at the busy workers as they passed by.
The bin men made the day very special.
It had made the bin men’s day too and I received a message to say. ‘It’s lovely to be appreciated.
’David's bin Day blog tour
The book had also recently been on a blog tour and it was good to read from many of the bloggers about their children and grandchildren who loved the bin day visit too. (Read more)
A second bin day visit
Two weeks later, after another Bank Holiday, the recycling team were passing on a Thursday once again.
My iPhone pinged with a message to say that the truck was coming down the road and would be passing by very soon.
We were ready and raced to watch.
So now we would have to make sure we had a book to give them next time.
But. OH, No! It was back to a Wednesday visit not a Thursday.
A Special Visit
They certainly did.
Thursday came and we heard that they were on their way, so we were ready and waiting.
With high fives, fist bumps and friendly greetings we gave them a copy of the book.
Then what a surprise!
They had a gift for Alexander.
It was a bin lorry model toy of his own. Complete with flashing lights and sirens. Wow! He was so excited.
Memories are certainly made of this.
What a fantastic team who had gone out of their way to wave at their little audience.
It made Alexander’s day (and Nanny’s day too).
The bin men are some of those unsung heroes who have got on with the task in hand throughout the pandemic.
Often overlooked or ignored or even taken for granted. But not today, and not by us.
Funny, I think I remember my brother David saying the same.
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