The Broom ’n Spoon

Since age 50, I’ve lived in some nice houses. But houses don’t matter much. It’s what goes on inside.

When I was a junior in college, I lived in the Broom ’n Spoon. Built years before as a cheap office for used-car salesmen, the structure sat in the middle of a parking lot. It was tiny, deserted and ready to blow away in the next windstorm. My roommates and I saw it as the perfect party house – cheap, with plenty of free parking.

Our house became famous in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, for any college student who wanted to unwind on a Saturday night. The sounds of our parties reverberated for blocks. The police parked on a side street, waiting to be called into action.

On the flip side, the Broom ’n Spoon was a place where I grew up (the other six days of the week). On Sunday mornings, I toted bags of Saturday-night debris to trash bins behind the Park Hotel. A thorough cleaning turned our party house into a study space for the rest of the week.

Today, I love my home in Washoe Valley. But late at night, I have brilliant memories of a time long ago at the Broom ’n Spoon.

Author: Don Kuhl

Don Kuhl is founder of The Change Companies® and Train for Change Inc.® He has authored hundreds of Journals that have assisted over 10 million people in making positive life changes. While Don was aging (think of a side of beef at a fine restaurant), he managed motel properties, started several sports publications, worked in college and health care administrations and started about a dozen corporations. Some of them failed miserably, a few flourished.