(How many of you will now have the Sonny & Cher song banging around in their head?) The purging continues - although there's not a lot of 'interesting' stuff being purged, there is a continual effort in moving it out the door. We are at 105 and counting...
I'm not sure if my weird and vivid dreams at o'dark thirty this morning were due to the trip down Memory Lane through the latest box of letters and detritus, but it was full of cameos of people from my past - both dead and alive. It took three cups of strong coffee to get my brain back on its feet.
Here we go:
1- The flotsam and jetsam of my past lives. Train ticket stubs, menus, maps, my library card from Nuenen, The Netherlands. An advert from Gary's Muffins - the only place my friend Karen and I could find that had real by-golly bagels. Unfortunately, it was in Amsterdam. Fortunately, it was in Amsterdam...
2- Date books from 1996-2002. Some very interesting reading.
3- Really? I kept this? This was Chickie's ball (my little Nigerian wether). He pounded the poop out of it within seconds. And I kept it. Do you think I need an intervention?
4- My new-to-me-years-ago brown cords. It is time they toddled along. (Can you tell I don't have a dryer?)
5- Silk scarf. It was a gift. I don't wear scarves except on very rare occasions. Must be VERY rare, as I haven't worn this ever.
6- Black cashmere boat-neck sweater. It was also a gift - I do not feel comfortable in a boat-neck sweater. I am sure there is someone without a double chin and with a swan-like neck that would shine in this sweater. It ain't me.
7- A bag of leashes. What? You don't have a bag of leashes? Well, so surprisingly, I have two.
The following two missives made the "Keeper" box. They are from my nephews and I love them to pieces. Notice that I am Aunt "Sew" in the first one? And I love the fact that my other nephew - a fashionister (male form of fashionista?) even then - managed to convey the fact that these were not exactly what he wanted, but he gave me points for trying. :)
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