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11.6.18 … I am a hoarder. I must admit it and move on …

Things …

I am a hoarder. I must admit it and move on. I have things that date back 100+ years. Some have a story that I know and others do not.

I am going through my house chest by chest, closet by closet, bookshelf by bookshelf, room by room.

Today, I did one very old chest and two overstuffed hall/coat closets. I gave many things to Goodwill, including 8 coats, I have a large bag of trash ready for the curb, and I now realize I probably don’t need to buy most lightbulb sizes and styles ever again.

However, these items made me pause:

1. A Dyson pink vacuum cleaner that I bought during one October Breast Cancer Awareness campaign many years ago. There was a period of time where I bought an item each year and named it for a friend who had had breast cancer. Every time I have used this vacuum cleaner I have thought of my dear friend Cary. It has cleaned up many a mess.

2. A London Fog men’s khaki colored jacket with zip out down lining that my mother bought for her father, my grandfather, a farmer who would have never spent that kind of money on himself. My mom bought it in the mid80s. He had never had a down jacket, and it kept him warm during the last few years of his life. My grandfather Joe L Dennard (and for whom I am named) traveled extensively, but the one place he never traveled, and wanted to, was Alaska. Last year when I traveled to Alaska I grabbed the jacket on a whim. Once there, I wore it on a glacier hike with John and my son Jack, our guide. I believe my grandfather was with me. Today, I decided to donate it. It has barely been worn, and I hope it will keep some person warm and they will feel the love that went into this gift many, many years ago.

The value of these things are in the stories.

Blessings and Tidings of Good Will …

11.6.18


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