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My Guidelines for Sorting Through Relics of My Past
- Save pictures from different stages of our family's lives. Save enough that each grown child can have their own copies. Don't save all of them if you took a lot of pictures. Save the ones with special meaning.
- Save cards and letters that remind you of special relationships. If you have a lot of the same type of card, then you may not want them all. Save samples of special letters from your parents, your spouse, your children, and other important people.
- Some people may not agree, but I have also found it cathartic to throw away some of the things from places and people that are no longer in my life. Many of them are only memories to me, and I have lived too full a life in too many places (work related) to keep up with all of them. I think some people may feel guilty about this, but I have to grow where I am planted now. If I can become reacquainted with some people someday, that would be nice; however, that is going to have to based on more than the past. I do regret that we cannot connect with some people, but it is physically impossible. Someday in Eternity, then I hope to see some of those wonderful people.
- Plastic bins would be nice for keeping the saved things. My sinuses are still suffering from inhaled dust and debris. The plastic bins will keep out insects. Yes, they do get in there, even if you have a clean house. Certain insects love paper and cardboard.
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