Every once in a while we come across some really great stories about diaper bags that have been thru it all, this one in particular was written by Susan Elmslie, a writer and a teacher who lives in Montreal. Her first trade collection of poetry, *I, Nadja, and Other Poems" (Brick, 2006) won the A.M. Klein Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the McAuslan First Book Prize, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and a ReLit Award.
Here is an except (and picture) from the tale of the amazing diaper bag:
"At times the [Skip Hop] bag has been so tightly packed that you practically need a crowbar to pry a diaper out. One anecdote bears telling here. When we went on a calèche ride in Old Montreal and the bag (which I’d set on the floor of the horse-drawn carriage) was, unnoticed by us, up-ended along the way, and was lodged upside-down between the rear fender and the step, hanging that way for a good cobble-stoned block or so, the entire contents should have spilled out into the street. But incredibly, only one thing—a pack of Kleenex?—fell out. A German tourist ran after the carriage to return the dropped item and alert us to the dangling bag."
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