I've been clearing out for Christmas!
A mammoth job in my house, given I have hobbies (clutter) and H is a disorganised hoarder!
It doesn't help when I get waylaid by nostalgia either! Just found my MIL's paperwork, she died in 2012.
In amongst the dust (which left me spluttering!) between the papers which marked the milestones of her life were documents and photos. A baptismal card 1918, confirmation - 1933, rent book - 1939(8/6d per week), identity card 1944, driving test -1971, our wedding invite - 1981, first passport - 1994, and an assortment of news paper clippings showing her and my FIL on their Golden wedding anniversary - 1989, or winning flower shows at the local fete.
They lived in the same house most of their married life.
Stirred up so many emotions. Interest in the information these bits and pieces contain, down to marvelling at the hand writing. Not the least sadness at their passing.
So for all the sorting and clearing and throwing, these rescued scraps of anothers life long gone, will be put back in the odds and ends drawer, in the spare room. Probably to be thrown out when I die.
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