Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hang on Loosely


As ya'll know my dad passed away last month, I just spent the last week or so in Wisconsin cleaning out his home and taking care of the business that needs to be taken care of when someone passes away, my mom passed away 10 years ago and I am the only child so the entire task fell to me. I had some incredible help with my husband and one of our employees, and Rhonda and her family-Thank You All. The hardest thing for me to grasp was after I loaded up the things I wanted to bring home, the few things that friends of my dad picked out and the things that sold in the garage sale, there still was a huge dumpster filled to overflowing of the things that my parents accumulated over the 30 years they were married. Now these were the things that were important to my parents-my moms owl collection-her knickknacks ect. I guess what I am trying to say is... the things that are so important to us..really probably wont be that important to our own children. Maybe we should hang on loosely to the material things in life because in the end... they just fill up a dumpster.

5 comments:

dykewife said...

it was a hard thing for you to, i'm sure. the reason you give is partly the reason i've been paring down my personal stuff. i even gave away my wedding bouquet. i'm sure it'll make some kid happy or maybe it'll be recycled for someone else's wedding. i realized that i hadn't seen it since i packed it away over 23 years ago. if i didn't miss it in all that time i wouldn't miss it being gone. i have the photos and that's all i need.

Sheliza said...

wow, I never thought of it like that. Lucky for my kids Dwayne and I don't keep too many things or collect anything so my kids won't have to much stuff I suppose. Only sentimental things. I hope you are doing well and I was thinking about you this morning.

Rhonda said...
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Rhonda said...

How surreal that was...

The old saying,
"you can't take it with you"
has never hit home harder than in the last few weeks.

Thinking of you often.
Love ya.

Pam said...

I wish I could get that through my head.