Letting Go of Treasures/Memories
Today is Day 1 of the Slice of Life Challenge. It is a daily writing challenge during the month of March, hosted by TwoWritingTeachers.org. I am inspired to be a part of this supportive writing community!
I recently read an article about ageing and how to ensure your house doesn’t become “grandma’s house”. I was ok with some of the suggestions: don’t use a fuzzy toilet seat cover, don’t hang frilly curtains… However, my husband and I recently added some of his parents’ collections of furniture, dishes and unusual items such as a juke box and slot machine. We are trying to find places in our home for these treasures, but I think it is beginning to look like a lot like “grandma’s house” .
I grabbed a box and started putting items that I could let go, going room to room. I finished 3 rooms and the box only had about 5 small items in it. This is harder than it should be. We are collectors. I feel they are not things, but memories. We are not as severe as his parents. Yet. It is getting crowded. Our son just bought a house so he is planning to take some things.
I will continue going through things in hopes I can donate them to someone who needs them. I retired from education (admin) 14 years ago and finally donated those suits to GoodWill this past summer.