PBW: Everything Must...Stay?

When my uncle moved from his home to an apartment a few years ago, we had a fairly successful yard sale, boosted by Craigslist. A lot of people check that site, apparently. This past weekend, my parents tried to do the same with the contents of his apartment, with considerably less success. We ended up keeping more than we got rid of, much to the chagrin of my father, since our house is still cluttered with the items my mom rescued after the last move. My uncle is now in a fully furnished nursing home room with dementia and little use for the bulk of his material possessions beyond clothes, photos, and a television, although I did convince my mom to save a few figurines and familiar objects to put on some of his shelves. It's a hard time for my mom, losing a large part of her brother as he retreats into his mind, and at the same time having to say goodbye to a lot of her parents' things that he had saved in their old house over the years. It was an exhausting effort for all involved, and I dedicate this Photo Blog Wednesday to my parents' hard work trying to sort the mess out:



Blogger Rey said...

Man, that last pic is powerful.

8/26/2009 9:32 AM  

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