Thursday, April 16, 2015

N is for NO ONE WILL USE…what? You're dying to know.


Welcome to Pearson Report.
I am participating in the 2015 A to Z Challenge.

Yes, I will be adhering to my THEME Calendar.
(Just to be clear I really am sticking to this theme - go ahead, check it out)


Well, my sweets, you’re all as yummy as my cake. Don’t you just love when you MAKE SOMETHING and it actually turns out, and is edible! (That last bit really counts if it’s a food thing.) Your comments were equally scrumptious. Thank you for sharing! 


Today is really special… it’s all about YOU.

What is the one thing you own that NO ONE WILL USE?

I'll start the ball rolling.

The one thing I own that NO ONE WILL USE is… my accordion.

That's right, I own an accordion. Here… this is it. 

There’s a little story that goes with this accordion. 

My dad liked the accordion. That’s right, Dad liked it. 

Not me.

I wanted to play the piano, which we had. But oh no, older sister got to play that instrument. 

I was relegated to the accordion. The brother below me, well, he got to play the guitar. (That’s geetar, for those unfamiliar with musical instruments, just trying to be helpful!)

My youngest brother was too little to play a hand pick instrument - lucky little turd.

I figured my father, new to Canada, wanted to follow the Jackson and Osmond fame and have his own little band/singers. 

Suffice it to say… my therapy, regarding that portion of my life, wasn’t as extensive as it might have been had I been able to actually play that dang accordion. 

And don't even ask about singing. Seriously, don't. I'm still in therapy!

So… that ended Father's dreams. 

I kept the accordion as a reminder… build it and they will come… or something like that! (Or was that play it and see them run.

YOUR TURN (See this is where it's about you!)

What is the one thing you own that NO ONE WILL USE?

Best comment (actual answer to that question) gets published tomorrow, right up top, where everyone can see it. 

Fame awaits! (Or therapy!)

Cheers, Jenny

A special shout out to Arlee Bird, from Tossing It Out. He’s the Founder and Creator of the  April Blogging from A to Z Challenge, As well as being a blogging friend, he is a great motivator and an inspiring leader. Thanks Lee - you rock!


  1. Hi Jenny - what a great memory and to actually continue with keeping the Accordion ... keeping memories alive. I think I've probably de-cluttered most everything ... I have a set of 1924 encyclopedias that were my uncles, and I was able to keep those .. but suspect they really should go to charity, which I suspect will be weight valued, rather than knowledge valued. If I had a bigger place and I could put them out so they were easily accessible .. then I might keep them .. who knows!!

    I can't do music either .. I did some piano playing .. but sing - no no .. cheers Hilary

  2. Hi Jenny- I bought an antique mahogany dining table. It seats eight. It may not sound like something that no one will use- but it's currently sitting in a dining room full of stuff that won't fit anywhere else in the house, covered in sawdust- long story. Don't have any chairs for it either. We're a kind of 'eat it on our laps' family- so I really do doubt we'll ever get round to buying enough knives, forks and spoons to make it viable. Tried playing an accordion once- but way too many things to do all at the same time! Best of luck with the rest of the challenge!

  3. Good to see you kept it. I have a clay statue, crudely made by my elderly Mother. When we draw from memory, we produce a body structure similar to our own, unless we are a gifted artist, and my Mother's clay model is unconsciously herself, much treasured.

  4. Does that treadmill in the basement count?
    Oh, wait, check that. It's pretty handy for hanging clothes.

  5. Oh my gosh. My dad is very similar, in encouraging--if not begging--his children to play literally everything. He would probably buy an accordion if my mom let him...he bought a violin for Christmas one year and tormented us for months with it.

  6. No one will use the napkin-holder I made in grade 8. My mother laughed at it when I gave it to her (she has a very strange sense of humour, if you can even call it that). Now it's sitting in my basement gathering dust. I may soon take a photo of it and discard.

  7. You shouldn't have got me started about this! I have a stairmaster I've had for over twenty years that no one will use. I used it at the beginning but then found pretending to walk up stairs wasn't good for my asthma, and then I got on my no-exercise phase, and it began to gather serious dust. I'm back exercising, but have no desire to use it and have been suggesting we get rid of it for years. My hubby recently decided to give it a go and set it up in our living room, of all places, but I've never seen him use it once, and that was a year ago! There it sits, during parties and family get-togethers, taking up space. It's not even good for hanging clothes on! I'm waiting for hubby to be away for the weekend so I can sneak it out to the curb with a pretty sign, hoping someone will take it off my hands!
    ps. I've always wanted to try an accordion but my lack of musical abilities would make it unpleasant for those around me!

  8. Okay,I would use the accordion... it's something for us photographers who love objects..
    Something I have no one would want or use? that is a tough one as I think of something and it's use. dammit! Okay it's gross but here it goes, I broke a nail off around the age of 20 and somewhere there is a box where I saved it. Nope, no one would want or find any use for it... did I win, what do I win... :)

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  9. My bible. Yes, I have one. I got it in 3rd grade when I had to go to Sunday School and the class gave them out.

  10. Anonymous11:31 am

    Nail Polish. The two men that I live with, say it smells.

  11. OK...this is just too nuts. You're not going to believe it!

    When Ray was a young boy, his sister got to learn the piano and Ray was told he had to play the accordian! So he learned it and played it for years at all the big Italian family reunions etc.!! When I showed him your picture, he said that's the exact same one he played. OMG...what a hoot! He's looking for a used one so he can get back at it just for the sake of playing.

    The one thing I own that no one will ever use (AGAIN) is me!! I learned my lesson!

    Hugs and love XX

  12. How cute with the accordion! Who knows down the line you might decide you want to play it again :)

    Thinking what is the one thing I have that no one will it, my imagination and way of thinking, it is very unique and different. I always have to preface certain concepts I come up with to present with hubby with the words "you know how my mind works."


  13. Jimmy Stewart played the accordion and so did my best friend's dad:) I got some double boiler thingy that is for the kitchen. I received this 25 years ago and ...still new-hahahaaaa

  14. I inherited Mama's demitasse set. And no one wants to use it! She would serve WMU ladies with it. A small plate with a ring to set your small cup in. Finger sandwiches and punch, tea or coffee. Now days, no one wants to wash dishes. They want to throw a paper plate at you like a Frisbee and want a 16oz Solo cup of beverage. No one would be satisfied anymore with the portions that would fit on the demitasse set. When I get really ancient, I may get it out when company comes. It'll keep them from eating me out of house and home.
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  15. Hi. I inherited an old set of china from the 1950s that I can't give away (I grew up eating on this china). Problem one wants dishware they have to hand wash. Too much sentimental value to just toss. It'll probably die with me.
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  16. I got given a Monopoly game for my last birthday where all the properties had been replaced by pictures of my closest friends and moments we'd shared. Amazing gift, best I've ever gotten. But who else would get the same amount of enjoyment playing it as I would?

    1. It may sound un-American, but I despise Monopoly. My kids love it, though. So, whenever I get roped into playing, I always buy everything in sight and go bankrupt as soon as I can. Then, I can go lay on the couch.
      Your version sounds like fun. I had considered making a Monopoly starring the place where I was born: Bridgeport, Connecticut. The only problem is that most of the properties would be slums and crack houses.

    2. But how awesome would it be to buy Meth Manor and Hooker St Station? I certainly don't see it as un-American because in Australia, our Monopoly boards are based around streets in London. So they range from Old Kent Road and Whitechapel Road up to Park Lane and Mayfair.


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