I've thrown away a whole lot of trash. Too bad it all got carried here first.
The thrift store mission did get rid of the educational software that girlchild outgrew (some had 5 1/4" disks included!) along with some clothes she also outgrew, a couple of books, and two computer memory cards, age and condition unknown.
Of course, no trip to the thrift store is complete without a browse through the book section, and I found some wonderful things! I got a slim volume that was published in 1945 (Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel and other stories of a Young Nation, three junior reader editions from '56-57 (Captains Courageous, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Davy Crockett), and three sf/f book club editions. Then I walked my happy butt down to the next thrift store and picked up five books for the girlchild...and she read one after dinner. Go kid!