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Unusual Keepsakes/Memories by Loretto on 7 January 2011 1:07pm
 
I posted a bit about this in The Gerry Rafferty thread. My Uncle passed away two days before Christmas and I am helping clean out his home to get it ready to rent/sell. He and his wife, both into their 80's and now deceased, held onto so much stuff.

The most unusual thing so far; a huge cardboard box filled with matchboxes from an English pub that used to be in their US town, Underground. I mean there has to be 200 boxes.

The most beautiful thing a Korean kimono, do they call it a kimono in Korea?

When my mother died, my brother found my diary that I had kept from age 11 to age 18.......oops! He said my mother had it in her closet!

Have you ever discovered an unusual keepsake/memory in a deceased relative or friend's possessions?
 
Re: Unusual Keepsakes/Memories by Ken Dunn on 7 January 2011 2:57pm
 
No, but when I retire (maybe even before) I'm intending to declutter our home so that the final clear out isn't too difficult. The things we've accumulated over the years are quite voluminous - except for my stamp collection which can be added to without a great increase in volume.
 
Re: Unusual Keepsakes/Memories by Loretto on 7 January 2011 3:11pm
 
We all like to collect things I suppose Ken, Stamps are a pretty compact collection really. One other unusual thing I found, three actually;
A piece of Turf
A peat briquette from Bord na Mona (Irish Turf Board)
A rock from Ireland, literally a "rock."
 
Re: Unusual Keepsakes/Memories by Ken Dunn on 7 January 2011 6:48pm
 
I remember Bord na Mona - are they still making the peat briquettes?
 
Re: Unusual Keepsakes/Memories by Loretto on 7 January 2011 7:05pm
 
Yes they are Ken. In fact there is a Bord na Mona in Maryland USA making water filters from peat particles! The filtered water is used for garden sprinkler systems, showering, and watering. When I inquired about it for my son's science fair report they sent me a huge bag of the stuff. People who own boglands in Ireland are no longer permitted to cut turf, government only is permitted.
 
Re: Unusual Keepsakes/Memories by TERRY S on 7 January 2011 9:31pm
 
I have a blue and white fluffy rabbit that my best friend gave me when we were about 18 years old. I'm now 41 and still have it sat on top of the portable TV in the kitchen.

Don has loads of stuff belonging to his parents, too. A lot of which could easily go to charity. It's so cluttered and I hate it. But he refuses to get rid.
 
Re: Unusual Keepsakes/Memories by Sonny Syde on 7 January 2011 11:15pm
 
I keep all sorts of things that I know should be dumped but when I do have the occasional declutter, I always regret binning something !
 
Re: Unusual Keepsakes/Memories by mrsteabag on 12 January 2011 8:29pm
 
When we cleaned out my grandma's house, we found a deer head with a natty little red bow between the ears and green glass balls hanging off the antlers.
 
Re: Unusual Keepsakes/Memories by Loretto on 12 January 2011 8:36pm
 
Oh Dear!

hehehheehe
 



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