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Old Papers [Feb. 9th, 2014|03:14 pm]
Tony Grist
Here's a letterhead for my great grandfather's millinery business- which doesn't exist anymore.  And here's a letter from my father to my grandfather thanking him for his advice in the setting up of his engineering business- which doesn't exist anymore.

And here- collected together in a brown envelope- are my sister's school reports. Oh dear, Jenny, I get the impression you weren't trying very hard...

Old papers- so important, so absorbing, so worrying in their time- and they no longer matter in the least. The creditors have shut up shop, the money has been spent, the issues have gone cold and the world has moved on.
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From: artkouros
2014-02-09 05:21 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't say they don't matter. I'd say what was mundane in the past becomes fascinating in the future.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-02-09 06:05 pm (UTC)
They matter in a different way- as documents of social and historical interest.
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