It Entertains Our Friends
Long live the fridge!
We've had a "fridge as bulletin board" since the kids were little. We've moved from pre-school paintings to after school sports calendars to prom pictures.
Our favorites are the offer of a Playboy subscription that came addressed to our son when he was about 7 years old, the "Libby is Guilty" headlines (daughter's name, headlines from the Scooter Libby trial) and the "Hon, where's the butter?" card I gave my husband for our anniversary.
Friends are always looking for new additions when they come over, and one friend always counts to see how many items are either from his family or about his family - if they aren't number one I get something in the mail the next week!
It's hard to take something OFF the fridge, but it is a rotating display and I keep most items that no longer make the cut in a memory box.
When we remodeled the kitchen we toyed with the idea of a stainless steel fridge, the pretty kind that don't work with magnets. We just couldn't do it. We've lived in this house for 21 years and those things on the fridge are part of what makes it our home. Long live the fridge!