Moving Mother Begins

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We’re having The Big Clearing here at Mother’s house. It’s harder than you might think. I didn’t realize how much I rely on Mother to be the museum for our family, holding onto our history.

Letters

Tuesday night, we found bundles of letters I’d written to her over the years. I’ve always – and I do mean always – been an epistolary kind of girl. I still swoon at the sight of some of the stationery I had and remember using. Swoon-worthy stationery is so hard to find now, you know. I still have an impressive collection of seals. Could use some more sealing wax, though.

One of these letters I wrote Mother and Daddy the day I left for college. Another was penned as a newlywed. One is written from college. My handwriting has changed a lot.

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We found coupon books I created one year when I could not think of a single thing to put under the tree for Mother and Daddy. (Important note: make them cute and clever enough, and they’ll never redeem them.)

These are the easy decision things. They don’t take up too much room, and the decision is already made: they go in the Keep box. This is where we start. With the easy no-brainers.

2 Comments

  1. judy martin

    Oh Oh – the keeping begins. Maybe you and the engineer could move in to mother’s? Best of luck as you go through yet another life crises.

    • whollyjeanne

      re: the keeping – yes, it begins. and i have less than zero room for anything, but somet things – like grandmother’s treadle sewing machine that she used to make the quilts – well, how do you let that go? re: us moving in with mother – you hush your mouth, sugar! x

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