Going through my MIL's house is like going through a time capsule. The deeper we get into the closets the older the items become. Its like going back in time. Check out his 78 albums.
Upstairs on her stereo we listened to the 78's while we cleaned. Big bands. Tommy Dorsey, Nat King Cole, Perry Como. Frank Sinatra. How fun. The postcards got older in the boxes also. From the 80's down to the teens and from English to Danish.
Old Danish letters that mention Hitler and Mussolini. Letters from San Fransisco right after the big earth quake. I sure wish I could read them. The writing got fancier. Even the men wrote lovely. Then on to the cival war and letters from relatives along with civil war bullets. The old photo's. What a treasure. There is something to be said about keeping everything. Now what do we keep?
I am keeping the really old letters. I am looking for someone who can read Danish to read them to us. I am going to end up with a large tub of things to keep no matter what I do but some of these things we just can't part with. Many of it I am selling. I was up until 2:30 last night looking for silver patterns. Til my eyes crossed. My goodness there must be a million. My MIL had a nice Silverplate set that she keep the pattern number to. She also had several single silver and silver plated items that needed to be cleaned, polished, ID'ed, photograph and eventually listed.
Oh the wonderful cards from the early 1930's on down. So fancy. Great old postcards. School work of my MIL's from 1930's. When they learned to write well and you kept up, they didn't worry about leaving you behind, your parents made sure you kept up by God, LOL.
This has been interesting to say the least. I am just totally exhausted when I leave but it has been fun.
My talk with my BIL that I thought was so fruitful was just a waste of hot air to a drunk. Not one thing was done except the house is getting dirtier and dirtier. I know that from my job. You can't talk to someone when they are drunk, you can reason with, and you certainly can't rely on them. I am such a sucker some days.
Well, I have a few hundred things to list and id. Anyone looking for just about anything? Drop me a line. Its probably there somewhere, LOL.
Look at this beautiful server. I wish I could keep it all.
And this cool old jewelry
Just wait until I get to the postcards and greeting cards.
Well, writing in here isn't getting my job done. Have you all checked out the community Photo challenge yet? I was honored to have come in 2nd place tying with Nancy, Donna and Betty came out first place. So get ready all. Another is coming. Divided into professional and amateur categories