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she never threw anything out the driveway is filled clothes hang on racks hers on the left, a few of his on the right tables of her shoes kitchenware, pots, pans knickknacks, tchachka’s souvenirs from long ago trips some of the furniture will go..there’s no need for all of it now the most valuable, jewelry, some paintings are in the garage the money isn’t important at this point it doesn’t matter…. how can he put a price on what’s been taken his memories aren’t of a particular dress or pair of earrings she wore he won’t look at a painting or photograph of a trip and think of her he misses her smile, the touch of her hand on his face the look in her eyes, how she curled up inside him in bed at night, stealing his warmth … when she spoke his name

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Date: 2/5/2022 10:41:00 AM
How touching! Feelings are way more important than things but I must admit when my mom passed I was very upset with some of my siblings. They had gone to her house and gone through her things while I was at work. When I got there the only thing left for me were a few scarves...and my treasure trove of memories. Enjoyed reading! Take care!
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Richard Colbert
Date: 2/5/2022 8:09:00 PM
I have found people often don’t know how to handle the loss of a loved one and will settle for material “memory”. Thanks for reading, Valerie.
Date: 1/15/2022 8:57:00 AM
So well said. And true! What matters is our love, and how it was presented to the world and shared. It is the only thing we can take with us, if anything at all possible -- and hopefully to be shared again...eternally with loved ones.
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Richard Colbert
Date: 1/17/2022 10:47:00 AM
Thanks Joe, A neighbor went through a sale recently and got me thinking about what matters to me. Almost all of my possessions lie between my ears. Take care, Rich
Date: 12/28/2021 4:29:00 PM
This is so true. In the end, what you leave behind has little importance…only to show you indeed existed but the mind already knows that. Missing my mom and nephew.
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Date: 12/31/2021 4:28:00 AM
I've never been a big "things" person and don't have a lot of stuff. Whatever and whoever that's is and has been important in my life are in my memories. Thanks for commenting, Kim. Rich