Friday, April 17, 2015

Hello, my name is Nancy and I am a pack rat.

I have never particularly thought of myself as a pack rat or a hoarder.
But now I'm rethinking my identity...
and I'm calling myself a 'recovering pack rat'.

We've been going through things... well, everything...
as we are doing an extreme-downsize.

Here are somethings I'd forgotten I had ...


Now read what was written on the back...
My mother's first name is Eulah, and that's what she was called growing up.
Now she's 'Margaret' (her second name),
though I call her 'Mother' (sometimes 'Mother-Lou', for fun).

Isn't that a great little 'gift' to her for reading the most books in the second grade!!!
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And I thought I'd remembered all of my dad's pictures...
then I found this precious one...
I just love it!!!
I can't look at it enough!!



Then I came across this picture (that directs my attention from the above picture)...
Awwwww.  That's my little Laura!!
And here's one of her senior pictures...
The photographer told her to look 'sulky' in that picture!

Then he told her to be herself in this next picture...
Isn't that a great picture?
I love it - and her - so very much.

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Well, there are other things I've found... and have yet to find... 
so I better quit blogging and get with 'the program'!
'The program' is: culling out things to take to the apartment, and things to store, 
and things to call for "YOU GOT JUNK?" trucks!!!

It does feel good to go through stuff ... 
and I'm not as overwhelmed as I was a few days ago.

I do have to give myself some pep-talks every now and then, though. 

And if you want to give me one, you can. 
I need all the pep-talks I can get. 

2 comments:

Laura said...

I love you too! That sulky picture is kind of silly...

Susan Prather said...

Nancy,
I feel where you're coming from. We are doing a mass purging at our house and a yard sale tomorrow.
Two things I can't seem to get rid of:
1. Pictures (even if I don't know who the people are in them)
2. Quilts of any kind
Big hugs!!