I forgot to tell you about the wonderful score that we made about 2 weeks ago! On the 4th we were out and about and on coming home we stopped at the 4-Way gas station to get William a soda, it was a slight deviation to our normal route. On making our way back home we came from the north instead of the south and as we were driving I happened to look over and notice about 13 boxes on the side of the road that said Kerr or Ball. We looked at each other and decided that we would mosey on down the street to our house and "take the dog for a walk".
So with Tater and my middle stepson in tow we proceeded with our recon. Sure enough the boxes were actually FULL of jar! I went up to the house and asked the owner if he minded me taking them (just in case) and he said "Sure I was just gonna toss em" which, of course, made me ecstatic. While the men stood and guarded our wonderful score I ran back up the street and grabbed the blazer, got them loaded up and brought home. We went through them all, some of the boxes were crappy and some of the jars were bug graveyards but only 1 out of all of them was broken. They had rings attached to most of them but they were corroded and rusting out none of them could be saved. It took several full loads of the dishwasher to get them all cleaned. The boxes they came with were burned and I got new boxes for storage from work. I believe all in all it was about 150 jars, not all the boxes were completely full. They were mainly quart jars with some nice pretty fruit pint jars included. I have pictures of some of them laid out all over the kitchen table but I will have to ask get them from Helen and put them up.