Thursday, May 13, 2021

It's time to leave something behind

 

first left soup tureen; Lady carrying basket from my mom when 17; and Blue Ridge from Southern Pollenia?

At one point, all those precious items from your great-grandmother? Your offspring will not take them.  And that is where things go awry.

My children have looked at my treasures and said "Oh, we don't want that.  Means nothing to us."

This song tells how I feel.


Some descendants may someday thumb through my stuff, and say how cool we were.  I hope they recognize how cool we are. 

And I hope that maybe they appreciate my writing. Not so, yet.  Their lives are too busy, etc.

31 comments:

  1. We are blessed. The few items i have from great-grandparents are wanted by the kids. It helps that none of the pieces are very big.

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  2. My children grew up in several houses after we moved from Ireland to California. Moving is hard on keeping treasures.

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  3. Are you reading my thoughts? This. This is the sort of stuff weighing heavy on my heart.

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    1. We may find ourselves at that same stage of life.

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  4. Oh yes, Much will go by the wayside when we depart. Things that WE hold dear mean nothing. I am amazed at what we have held onto after moving a hundred times, well it feels like it. LOL
    I listened to the song as Sherry got here before me. We sit side beside here in the house in NC so we share a lot on our monitors. Yep we still use the PCs.
    Good post, lots of thoughts generated here.
    Sherry & jack side by side.

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    1. We have been listening to it for some time. I discovered the YouTube video. there are several time periods of his recordings: young man to old man.

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  5. I have no one to leave anything to. Coincidentally, only yesterday I was discussing my situation when speaking with a friend by ph9one.

    When I leave this mortal coil, I think I should take everything with me...light a giant pyre...me and all my worldly possessions! That would save many problems! :)

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    1. Cremation is on our bucket list (heh heh) too.

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  6. That's why you find those that'll appreciate that stuff now and give it to them, be them family or not.

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    1. I agree with Joanne 100%. Those items are meaningful to YOU. Enjoy them and then let them go. No one else is obliged to take them on.

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    2. You are so right. It is my connection to the past that makes me sad. No one will ever know from where they came.

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  8. Take heart. I have always been fond of telling the family stories so my offspring knew where they came from. Once before work I was telling some story to my grandchildren. As I started to leave to go to work my son looked at me with a wry smile. "I don't know why you bother telling them those stories. I tell them all the time and they never listen to me." I smiled back and said, "I didn't think you were listening either." Your children or grandchildren might surprise you.

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    1. Like you, we tell and retell stories from our life. When my gr-daughters' eyes glaze over, I know they are gone somewhere.

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  9. Box them up, put them in a prepaid storage shed, after you're gone have the storage company contact your grand kids.

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  10. I worry that those that are left when I am gone (not my descendants) will curse me for too many 'things'.
    I hope to leave kind memories though. Which don't require dusting, cleaning and take up very little room.

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    1. I can hear my dear children talking about these goodies.

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  11. I look around at my things and wonder who will want them.

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    1. My mother had cabinets full of her lifetime of items. The "pie safe" had all the good stuff.

      I did not inherit any of them.

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  12. I'm aware all the nick knacks will be tossed.

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    1. I took photos of the treasures leaving the family, so I can share the photos.

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  13. Mostly what I have is memories and Facebooks' "If you remember what this is" posts...

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    1. I follow those too. One site is about that exact "If you remember..." and others are on the same line.

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  14. I am sure you are very much appreciated, Susan.

    God bless.

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  15. Truth is I've a lot of star trek merchandise, any takers? Maybe theres a trekkie out there second star to the right.

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    1. Yes, I know. My husband has a collection of chess sets. It is only one of his collections.

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  16. I did like 'EC's comment
    "I hope to leave kind memories though. Which don't require dusting, cleaning and take up very little room."

    All the best Jan

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!