Sunday, July 29, 2018
Collections, does everyone have one, or a few? I am learning that the hard way. When Shirl’s husband Jim passed away we spent over a month, full time, erasing his ‘collections!’ He collected hubcaps (thousands, not an exaggeration) He collected cars (12-14). He collected computers (about a hundred). He collected car parts (three large buildings). He collected toys (piles of them).
Just after most of the collections were dispersed. Shirl vowed no one would have to go through her stuff, she would get rid of it first. Guess what? Yeah, you guessed it, that did not happen.
I was working on a bathroom once just after a close friend died. The son was storming thru the house, looking for insurance papers. I heard him make this statement, "Daddy thought he was going to live forever!"
I don't think I said it, but I wanted to ask, "When do you plan on dying, is your date set?" The father died fast & unexpected, just like Shirl, TOO FAST!
Of course no lady thinks she has too many shoes, sweaters, pants or tops. No one thinks they have too many suit cases, bags, purses and gift bags.
Anyway it has been an education how much one can obtain in 82 years. LOL
Shirl loved lamps, she had a collection that is for sure. We have given much away. For a while after she moved into our ‘condo’ she entertained. Once she got involved with a band, they jammed a lot at her place. I think she must have table clothes and place settings for every occasion and then some.
She was a yard and craft person. She had enough planter pots to start a nursery. She has some beautiful craft supplies and much fabric. Her crafts were pretty dated, but there are many spools of ribbons, string, cloth tape, doodads, gift bags etc. I cannot throw the craft stuff away, but it is not my type of crafting. I thought of quilters and crafters. Lisa and Mary Ann come to mind but this stuff might not be down their alley.
There is a full set of Christmons lovingly packed that the local Methodist church cannot use, they have their own. I have some Elvis ornaments, Two souvenir Whitehouse tree ornaments designed especially for the USA Christmas tree. I even have the trees to hang this stuff on.
Anyone local who reads this, please contact me. I just want it used, Shirl would have liked that.
This was my 1948 Chevy Convertible
Just for the fun of it I priced one this evening. the prices ranged from $42,000 to $72,000. Dad paid $450 for it and sold it for $300 .