When a loved one dies: the painful job of disposing of their earthly goods.
October 9, 2015 5:49pm CST
My mother passed away a couple of months ago and her house and household items must be disposed of. It is difficult and painful. There are so many thing that we associate with our chilhood and with our parents but, of course, we don´t have room in our homes to take them to our own homes. We have been selecting some specially important things that we want for sentimental reasons. Some of them appear out of nowhere bringing with them lots of memories of time gone by. The house will have to get ready to be sold as that was the main asset that my mother had. Tomorrow I will go to separate some clothes that I want to separate to take to homes for poor old people. It hurts to see my mother´s favorite clothes, darned by her. She could buy new ones and she did. But those were special. I am bringing some of my mother´s cookware. I love to cook and I will think about her when I cook the recipes that I learned from her.
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10 Oct 15
Time heals our wounds in part. But there is always a scar. Still, my mother was 92 years old and at the end she was suffering a lot. When iur loved ones die young it is worse. And, most of all, I still miss my husband after 15 years.
• Nairobi, Kenya
10 Oct 15
@marguicha Yes the scar will remain but always cover it with the good memories of those people. Look at the positive side of things and you will appreciate them for having being in your life. Accept they are gone but always watching over you and in your heart
• United States
9 Oct 15
That is something that I would agree is hard. Not that I know personally though I can only imagine it being my mom. I would take what I want and have people from freecycle pick up the rest. My mom loves to cook and for that reason I would take all her kitchen supplies to my home.