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10/6/13 4:30 P

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Well, then Lisa, I am emoticon Pease accept my Apology but, it seemed to hit a nerve, I have a deceased husband. emoticon and I am truly Sorry, Please For give me. Sorry

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10/6/13 4:23 P

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GEEZ Rosie!! I said NOTHING about YOU!!!!!! I was merely replying to the original post!

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10/6/13 4:10 P

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LOOK, I do NOT have anything Like That Hanging around Collecting Dust, That is You, and this is Me and things that I have, but, do not want to just throw away, I have clothes of Mine, not my husbands and Jewelry that he bought me, That I am keeping. until the day I Die, after I'm gone my kids can do what ever they want. I have some things I'll get rid of and some I will not, I don't have anything of his anymore, all his clothes and stuff went out the Door one week after he Passed with the Help of my Son and Daughter in law.

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I decided long ago that keeping something that a deceased family member gave you does nothing to preserve their memory. My dad died in 1989 when I was pregnant with his first grandchild. He never got to see him. I got alot of his stuff at that time and took it all home. I had only a 1600 sq ft home at the time and the children kept coming. I had 3 kids in 4 years so we quickly needed the room. I had a garage sale one year and sold alot of his things, but I also kept many too.

I never ever need the lamps that looked like a covered wagon. It was large and it was not my style. My dad loved anything western. And he had alot of it. I kept the coin collection we made together. In fact my husband has taken over that big time. I kept all the patches he earned at work and all the pictures I have of him. I had 2 large boxes of drink ware for a bar that I eventually gave to goodwill as well. I also kept the train set we made together. My son may want that, and some of the trains may be worth some money as some were his when he was a kid.

If I am not going to use it, then why keep it gathering dust in the attic? Let someone else who will use it have it. I have my pictures of him and my memories. I don't need his clutter.

With stuff my kids gave me....after a while they forget they gave it to me and I can get rid of it. Although my son did give me a card shuffler once that didn't really work very well. I did throw that away and I still get razed about that, emoticon

If I can pass something on to my kids, like the train set, I will hold onto it. Or if its something I really want like the coin collection. Otherwise, why keep it? I just don't have the room to keep stuff I am not going to use.

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10/5/13 8:13 P

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Well, I could take a picture of it and do it that way, But, That's something I would not want to do, I have thought about asking my granddaughter if she would want something, now if it's kept in the family, and I know my sons daughter(my granddaughter) would and will take care of things. I just have not had the chance to ask her that yet.

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10/5/13 8:07 P

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That's a good question. Is it something you can take a picture of and keep the memory of it that way? I don't know. Maybe someone else will have some good ideas for you.

Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV

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10/5/13 7:52 P

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Thank you, but, here is another Question: what about if you have something that a family member got you for Christmas such as your Son and Daughter in law? Also something your deceased husband got you? You may not want to get rid of something like that???

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Buried Alive - Digging Out From Your Clutter

Do you often feel you are in a hole, buried by clutter? At some point we stop and wonder, do we own our possessions or do they control us? All we need to do is look in our kitchen cupboards. When is the last time we used the yogurt maker? Do you faithfully make your pasta from scratch? So many of our impulse purchases get stashed and forgotten. there's a subliminal pang of guilt when we see that fondue set on the top shelf of the pantry, or glance at the growing pile of magazines on the coffee table that we really should read 'someday.'
So how do we get out of the hole?

1) Declare a moratorium

2) Make a List

3) Prioritize

4) Create a crisis



Edited by: LHLADY517 at: 10/5/2013 (20:28)
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