So Shoot Me…

It’s been a while…

We are in and mostly unpacked with a long list of details to finish while winnowing boxes of “stuff” one accumulates over the years. This house has close to the same square footage as our old one but 3 less closets and much less wall space in which to hang our artwork, family pictures, and bookshelves.  While I am constantly questioning the necessity of keeping everything I touch, which items have value enough to keep? My father won a golf tournament at a club outside Washington DC and the 3′ cup was presented by the Japanese Ambassador (go figure). Keep or toss? My mother’s parents, originally from Italy, had a glass wine dispenser, on a wrought iron stand with an insert for ice.  A unique item…pitch or relish? The wine dispenser actually took a trip to Goodwill but couldn’t get out of the car. I don’t display either item yet I have to keep them.

Things are valued because of sentimentality, design, perceived future use  (I love reference books), comfort, a myriad of personal judgements, all valid. It continues…

 

Here’s a tour of the place…

The Last Standup2 from Ned Warner on Vimeo.

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One thought on “So Shoot Me…

  1. Michelle

    Some of those things that will be considered “family heirlooms” may be passed down. I know when my aunt died I couldn’t bear to see her dishes and silverware set (in perfect condition ) go to goodwll. I didn’t need it, but I saved it for Jenna until she set up her own place. Now it is being used everyday!

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