Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weekend, part two

So after the classmates party Friday night, I went over to my sister’s house, where we proceeded to stay up way too late talking and reminiscing.  But it was fun, and I don’t regret a minute of that lack of sleep.

The goal for the weekend, other than visiting, was to sort through the last of our mother’s belongings that Nan had been storing.  Mother was the original scrapbooker—she had boxes and boxes of scrapbooks and spiral notebooks filled with newspaper clippings, photos, cards, and artwork from both children and grandchildren, as well as old report cards, and miscellaneous other stuff.  Sheesh.  What to keep—what to throw away?!

We sorted.  We laughed.  We cried.  We threw away.  We packed.  We wondered “why keep this crap?”  But it all meant photo (7)something to Mother, and we wanted to respect her memory, however a lot of *stuff* just didn’t mean anything to either of us, and it had to go into the trash! 

Since I seem to be the family historian, four totes filled with mementos were salvaged and came home with me…and I will have my girls help me photo (5)sort through them and rescue photos that are in non-photo safe photo albums—no small task—and get it all organized and preserved somehow or other for the next generation.

So what are YOU doing to preserve your family history?  Think about it…

tater salad

Thanks, Nan, for a great time.  And for the ‘tater salad.’  Yours is the BEST…and I did share with Amy and Jason.  They loved it!  Everyone agrees that you have to come up to Mayberry and visit awhile.                                                                                                                                             

Thought for the day:

Believe in miracles.

Have a terrific Thursday, y’all!

5 comments:

ivana said...

Buongiorno!!!

I try to put in order old stuff...but it goes never to port!
I guess you are a bit like your mother, in an historic way!!!

Have a great Thursday!!!

big hugs!!!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Four totes is still a lot of stuff! I bet you and your sister had lots of fun going through it all.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

since i'm the only child you know i have everything! it's taking up my closet drawers too... poor cat will have her work cut out for her one day!

and i do believe in miracles, i pray for one every day.

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

Sandee said...

My sister is the historian of our family and she's got tons of stuff. She loves doing this and we all let her. It's a lot of work. I know that too.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs from warmer California. :)

Haley D. said...

How I love these ladies and their mother! We'll definitely help you sort, scrapbook, etc.