Like many other critters, humans are hoarders. Animals in the wild will hoard food. Humans, will hoard anything. Only the hoarder knows the true value of their “things”. Hoarders will collect and keep anything and everything. Another animal behavior is picking through things. Again, this is usually a search for foods and sometimes tools. There are humans that enjoy picking through things, too. There are the junk collectors and if the items are something of value such as an antique or “collectable”, then the junk collector is given the high title of “picker”. Both the junk collector and the picker are not opposed to dumpster diving which is a topic for another time. Picking has been elevated even further by the History Channel when it created the show “American Pickers”.
As things go, a friend of mine will be featured on “American Pickers”, tonight, July 18, on the History Channel. This dear person is a collector of many different things. The item that I like best that he collects is the mechanical toys such as antique cymbal clapping monkeys. This song is a tribute to my friend.
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hoard collect. I collect glassware.