Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Love it or hate it?

Not the rug, an estate sale.  We went to one over the weekend and I couln't decide if I loved it or hated it.  I took a picture of these rugs because I'm nearly positive they are the same as the ones my Grandma had in her kitchen while I was growing up.  I loved being able to go into this persons house and see all their stuff, but at the same time, I couldn't help but think about the people who had lived there.  There was an elderly woman sitting at the kitchen table helping keep track of the sales and an older man shuffling around the garage.  There were what I'm assuming their two middle aged daughters and a son-in-law helping facilitate the sale.  The son-in-law was practically giving things away..."name your price," "50 cents."  I walked around to the back of the house and saw what was once a really beautiful garden.  It made me sad that it was going to be left behind.  I went back inside to the kitchen, bedrooms, and basements and couldn't help imagining the holidays they'd had there and the girls growing up there.  I hope the parents are happy for whatever stage of their lives is next, but it made me sad to see this one end.  It made me think about my own life and Lucy cleaning out all our junk.  I hope we can just get twinkled before all that. 

Lucy is taking a very rare nap, so I'm going to go take advantage of it while I can.  More weekend posts to come.


katie+brandon said...

You are so sweet. I've never thought of it like that before, and I'm pretty sure next time that's ALL I'll think about. You're right. I hope they're happy but it's sad to see that stage of their lives leave!

Jennifer said...

I vote for twinkling.

Stan and Jenn said...

I agree. I like to think about the memories that old stuff might have. I guess it just goes to show that when we're gone, it's not our stuff that's special, it's what the "stuff" meant or held that's important