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Sep '14

Hard Choices

I am at the stage of going through my closets and seeing (really seeing) clothes and shoes and purses and belts thick and thin and some I haven’t seen in years.   Fortunately, I am still the same size but my goodness the fashion isn’t the same and I am too mature in years to wear some of my favorites that would make me look tacky.   I don’t want to dress like a younger person having an older face and hear the snickers and embarrass my self  And so I have been making me 3 piles that consists of donating-giving to a consignment shop- and finding someone in my size and give them my treasures.   Same with my boxes of cd’s  that are no longer of value and too cumbersome to take with me.  I was actually planning on keeping a few favorites like Elton John in a boxed set I received as a present from my son Darrin way back in 1990.  Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey along with Tony Bennett and Sarah Brightman and my Forever 50’s do-wop will also end up being keepers……Thinking I might treat myself to a smaller unit like a Bose that will give me music and the option of playing my favorite cd.   It is so difficult parting with the things we love but smaller spaces say I must.  Furniture that I have had for almost twenty five years and in great shape also has to be sold and you don’t recoup much as everyone wants to sell furniture and are not willing to pay top dollar for solid wood when purchasing replacements.

Most of my family lives out of state so giving it to them is not an option and the cost is prohibitive as far as shipping goes.   I may take half of my bedroom set and sell/donate my armoire and the same with my sofa.  But my wonderful recliner and reading lamp comes with me as well as another chair and ottoman.  My wall hangings also will follow me as I can’t bear to part with them and perhaps I can just rotate them every few months for a new look.  I have storage space too but not that big to start collecting stuff all over again.  After all there will come a time when someone might have to decide what to do with my so called treasures and so the less I have the easier it will be.  (I think).

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