When stuff is sentimental, my purging abilities come to a huge halt. My mom loved stuff too. She even wrote notes about her favorite possessions on index cards, and kept them in a recipe box. I’m glad she did, or I would have forgotten this great story.
The card says:
Doll dishes (blue with butterflies)
Blue – my first set of dishes
Cat jumped out of my arms, knocking cupboard down – broke all but these
1 cup & saucer
1 sugar bowl and cream
1979 appraisal $10.00
2010 appraisal – There will be room for these at our new house.