Thursday, March 25, 2021

Toss or Keep...

I've pulled out old photo albums, gotten rid of two which contained photos and mementos which belonged to my mother and reflected trips she had taken that I had no part in. I also ditched an old baby book and year book, both coming apart at the binding. Few photos were labelled.

I am left with two family albums, bunches of baby pictures and an album of college photos of people I haven't seen in decades and likely will never meet again. Several are dead, via a withering grapevine.

My next task will be to sort through the remaining stuff and keep only a few items. Though I've never been one for memory lane while awake, my sleeping brain has had other ideas lately, it appears. While I rarely recall dreams, recently several individuals have popped in and out. Why, I've no idea.

Perhaps as a prelude to goodbye...

10 comments:

Boud said...

I've had the experience of dreaming about a person I knew long ago and have not been in touch with, the finding they died that day. It's an odd phenomenon, some psychic connection I suppose.

Wisewebwoman said...

A task I have yet to do, I have masses of photographs and albums that I keep procrastinating into never, never.

You are very inspiring.

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Elephant's Child said...

I suspect you are right and it is indeed a prelude to goodbye. Which sometimes needs to be said if we are to breathe more easily.

Ms. Moon said...

Woman, are you all right?

The bike shed said...

I am great tidy and sort person - and yet I'd 'Keep'. I'd label then up, put them in a box but not ditch them - or at least not yet. Or you could take digital photos of the best bits and then ditch them?

Steve Reed said...

Who's saying goodbye? What's going on there, E? If you have old photos of the Oracle you should post them! I'd love to see them!

Blogoratti said...

Dreams will do that to you, the randomness is real. Warm greetings!

Jenny Woolf said...

I keep wishing my relatives who went before me and have now died, had kept more and also labelled more!!

karen said...

I have the same problem with ancient photos that people did not label on the back! My parents are pretty good at identifying some of them, but others have sadly become puzzlingly meaningless! Good luck with all the sorting and clearing..

Secret Agent Woman said...

We did that with my grandmother's and my mother-in-law's photos. Kept very little. I'm trying to cull my own to not leave my sons with that to deal with.