(which is actually today - the centennial was monday, but as usual i'm running behind schedule). i was reading recently, i think on the Times website, a call for readers to submit snapshots of the recession - sale signs in windows, boarded up stores, etc.
as i was cleaning up the kitchen earlier, tossing some recyclables in their proper can, it hit me that i should be submitting a photo of our recycling pail --
it used to be filled with empty alcohol bottles...and now?
cans and cans of beans!