With the house for sale and a move to the West Coast imminent, Helaine and I have spent the past few weeks culling. Is there a more difficult chore? At some point you just close your eyes and toss!
Helaine saved EVERY paper Stef produced in school, grades K through 12. She saved every card we exchanged for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. A representative sample remains–no more.
I had a large collection of videotapes. There were lots of airchecks from my work over the years. No way I’d ever get to watch them, much less curate them. Most–not all–now gone.
The biggest sign of our commitment was renting a dumpster. It sat at the end of our driveway yelling, “Feed me.” For two weeks we did!
Today a truck came and took the dumpster home. With it went a lifetime of memories.
We still have plenty to savor, just not everything. This is where having enough room became a blessing and a curse.