Someday When We Move

“Someday when we move…” Helaine began. She was sitting over a pile of stuff; an archeological dig from a seldom opened cabinet in the family room. Unrelated artifacts were piling up on the family room floor. She was pondering how much crap we have that needs to disappear.

“Do you need these National Geographics from 2002-2003?” They are now outta here.

She found a cache of doctor’s notes and prescriptions from when she was an infant. My mother-in-law was a packrat where Helaine was concerned.

One note from the pediatrician told her mother to feed Helaine “strained meat, white or sweet potatoes and Jello.” Another added, “Try homogenized milk in place of formula.”

I’ve met this doctor now a sprightly younger-than-his-age senior. If he sent this note home today we’d be leading the news with his arrest, right?

We’ve got newspapers from Stef’s birth day. We’ve got papers from her first birthday too. Those aren’t going away. Same for the 12/31/99 and 1/1/00 stuff. Y2K may have been a bust but we’ve got it documented anyway.

Helaine held up a plastic bag full of newspapers from September 11. Those can never be discarded nor forgotten.

Did you read this book? Did you read that book? Lots of partially read books. I need a longer attention span.

There’s memorabilia from the Phils winning the National League Championship. We had limited expectations back then. Same for the UCONN NCAA win in March ’99.

Anyone need a Gucci TV Guide holder? We have one. Amazon has one listed for $150. Seriously?

Right now I’m staring at a very old record album: “The Best of the Stan Freberg Shows.” A crew cut Stan is grasping his glasses while holding a pink script and standing in front of a CBS Radio microphone. There’s a cut from this I’ll get dubbed and post here later. I no longer have a way at home to convert vinyl grooves to digits.

Someday when we move! I need to be absent that day.

6 Responses to “Someday When We Move”

  1. Lou Lange says:

    Isn’t it amazing what you find when you dig…

  2. Jeff M says:

    You can send me those vinyls, if you are looking to get rid of them…

  3. Wudz says:

    I’ve got Shelley Berman and Bob Newhart I need to digitize as well. And then there’s acouple of hundred 45’s in the jukebox. . .

  4. rick says:

    need a clean dub…i know a guy with a studio.

  5. Chrissie says:

    My husband and I moved after only 6 years in one place. OMG…What crap we found we didn’t know we had. Our parents were doing this, “Oh here honey take these old school photos. I want to clean out some stuff.” GEE Thanks Mom(s). Now what to do with this pile…HMMM OK so I posted on facebook and saved to disk and got rid of the “hard copy”. We then bought those clear plastic bins at a “Big box store” and I catalogued everything in each box, numbered the boxes and put the catalogue in the computer under IN THE ATTIC, and attatched a picture of the boxes in the attic. Is this borderline OCD?

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