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Hardening Our Hearts [Nov. 11th, 2016|07:48 pm]
Tony Grist
We put some of her racing memorabilia in front of my mother and she was going, "What's this? What's it for?" and we knew there was really no reason to hang onto any of it any longer.

Every so often we have a spurt of ruthlessness. We went through drawers containing my father's stuff (he's been dead for over a decade) and found we'd been treasuring his hearing aids and odd socks. Into the bin with the lot of them!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-12 09:39 am (UTC)
We moved into my mother's house to look after her- and we've had to cram the contents of two households into one building. We keep throwing stuff out but it never seems to get any less.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-12 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

It sounds like you've got a tough job on your hands.

My mother is 95, still physically active, but mentally fading. I discovered today, by waving a photograph under her nose, that she still recognises my father but there's so much else she no longer remembers.
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From: athenais
2016-11-12 03:56 am (UTC)
I feel better when I get rid of stuff that doesn't matter. I don't know why I can't be more ruthless more often; it's not because I want the stuff!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-12 09:41 am (UTC)
I always feel better for chucking things away.

We cleared out a lot of papers yesterday and as soon as it stops raining there'll be a bonfire.
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From: cmcmck
2016-11-12 12:08 pm (UTC)
Best way.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-12 01:27 pm (UTC)
I'm carrying on today. Found some interesting stuff at the bottom of a drawer.

Eg: the order for the memorial service for Sir Winston Churchill held in Westerham parish church in 1965. I assume my grandmother- who lived in Westerham- was there.
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From: cmcmck
2016-11-12 06:40 pm (UTC)
That's history- history is different! :o)
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