Commonwealth Journal


August 17, 2012

Motorized garbage can cart a cool gadget for local woman


Somerset —

Appleby is comfortable in her own skin. Besides, it was her birthday. When you reach 87 you do as you please, especially on your birthday. Appleby is the mother of five children. Before retirement, she worked for Union Planters Bank in Memphis and for Dill Scott Accounting and Kmart in Somerset.
Her son, John Little, an employee of Toyotetsu America, fashioned the garbage can cart for his mother to make it easier for her to get the can to the curb. It really wasn’t a birthday present, just something he thought his mother needed.
“I took the motor off a lawnmower and attached her garbage can to it,” said Little. “It’s easy ... she can push it right down the driveway to the curb.”
“They were always throwing my can everywhere after they emptied it,” Appleby fussed. “Now it’s attached to the cart and they can’t. The lid is still loose ... I guess they can throw that, but maybe they won’t after they read this,” she grinned.
Knowing his mother is a UK Wildcat fan, Little painted the lawnmower body in UK blue.
“Am I a Wildcat fan?” laughed Appleby. “Look at my car.” The vehicle was covered in UK  paraphernalia. It would make John Calipari proud.
Appleby posed for pictures with her garbage can cart. Then, she headed to the doctor’s office.
Frankly, she doesn’t appear to need a physician.

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