|My grandmother's award for graduating high school in 1906. I have seen these in many antique stores for $10. My offspring do not want this to part of their inheritance. What to do with this?|
Humor me for a few minutes.
Take a look around your blogging spot. Then walk around your kitchen and bathrooms. Walk through all the other rooms. Then think: What do I really need from these rooms? What could be ditched without a thought?
This is a surprising and eye-opening activity. At least, it was for me. Why did we buy that? Why are we keeping a hand imprint of our 40 year old daughter? A clock that stopped working last year? A plate from Mexico?
Stuff. That's all it all is. Stuff from a trip we scarcely remember and stuff placed there because we had no other spot--why are we holding onto it all?
Strange how 27 years ago we moved to this house when our youngest daughter was eight, middle child Johnny was eleven, and older daughter was changing into a confused fourteen year old. They grew up, stepped into careers, and moved away. The pool grew silent along with the house.
This leads us to look at communities for us semi-old folks and move.
First we will go to Home Depot for quality boxes, load up bags of stuff for Good Will, and call for a pick-up from Disabled Veterans. Second, we...we..really, I don't know how to take the next step.
Thanks for humoring me. I appreciate that.
|We have looked at this boulder for 27 years. My dad called it the "boar's tooth".|
|The sunset we see from over the ocean.|
Our Christmas tree 2014