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Stuff, stuff, stuff.

I’m still plowing through my house sorting through my possessions. I think half is stuff I’ve accumulated in the decade since my mom died and the other half is stuff…that was there before that.

I’m having a hard time of letting go of my parents’ things. For example, I discovered this beautiful deviled egg dish that I’ve never used. But the beauty of it makes it hard for me to let it go.

Am I throwing away my mother’s memory if I give/throw away her things? Of course not, but it’s hard for me not to think that way lately.

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misslynn
Nov. 9th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
the memory of her is in your heart and your mind, of course - but i understand that it's hard to get rid of those sorts of things. keep a few "just because" things - but remember that the rest can probably be put to better use by someone else :)
daisydumont
Nov. 9th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
oh yes, i feel that way about my mothers things, too. it's hard to decide what to keep and what to discard.
prettypoet43
Nov. 9th, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
I have one of those deviled egg dishes, too. It was my mom's or grandma's. I haul it out a few times a year for holidays, and it sure comes in handy. Keeps those slippery things from sliding all over!

Good luck sifting! I try to travel light. But, if something tugs on your heartstrings. Keep it.
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