Sunday, January 6, 2008

Another visitor and a big project

My sister has been visiting for a couple of days. Our goal during her visit was to bring the remaining boxes of our mother's and father's belongings down from my attic, go through it all and take pictures and then pack it all up again and put it in the attic.

A daunting task but we did get done. Though there are still a few clothing items that we forgot to photograph which I will do later this week probably. There are also letters from our dad to our mom that need to be scanned so everyone can have a copy and pictures that need to be scanned and divided up also.

Now we will post the photos on flickr and send a letter/email to all the children and grandchildren letting them know what is still there to see if anyone is interested in any of the items. Anything that is left at the end will be disposed of and we will be done.

It is time - my dad has been gone for over 10 years and my mom for over 5 already.

1 comment:

Shelli said...

it is time. It is hard, but it is time.

When my partner's mother passed away, and when my grandmother passed away, the sheer lack of storage in our NYC apartment made us both make quick decisions. And truthfully, in the long run, it was better - like ripping off a band-aid.