After going through some of Nonnie’s stuff, I decided that I just can’t do that to my kids. After I’m gone, I don’t want them to find crap that I haven’t looked at in 30 years. How do I know what they will see or, worse yet, what they might imagine! So I’ve started clearing out and throwing away stuff and I started in my bath area. I am amazed at what I have been finding. A dead flower. A mood ring. Puka shell necklaces and matching dangling earrings that go almost all the way to my shoulder.
Ok, the flower I can understand. The white rose was given to me by my step-daughter to wear at her wedding. That one has sentimental value to me but the other jewelry? Shoot, you’d think I’d never gotten out of the 70’s. Right next to them was a papier-mâché, hot pink flower pin that was about 3 inches in diameter. That was straight from the 60’s and I will NEVER wear that hideous thing again. But it still looks like new. I can’t just throw it away, can I? Can I???
Seriously, what do you use cotton balls for? I’ve used them for ear aches but I just don’t have that many ear aches at my age. I have a whole huge bag of cotton balls and a bag of cotton squares, which I use all the time. I guess I could put the cotton balls in my crafting area and use them for stuffing.
Oh, my, goodness! There is the barrette I got in Dubai (gotta keep that even if it does look cheap and gaudy) and look at those boxes of perm rollers. Goodness, I haven’t seen those in years! And I haven’t used any of those three hot curler sets in forever. There’s a hair clip with a black and white cow print bandana bunched up in it. Well, that could be cute with the right outfit. I used to wear it when I used that Topsy Tail … never mind. I did find 4 Topsy Tails, 2 large and 2 small, and no, I didn’t throw those away. I might need them for something, you know?
I’m not done in the bath area just yet but I’ve accomplished quite a lot today. Now I just have to find a place for all those little things that don’t GO in my bath area. Why would I need 3 screws and 7 nails of different sizes in there? Or 4 shoe horns from various hotels? I’ve never used a shoe horn in my life. Or 4 tiny Japanese bowls that came from my mother-in-law? They’re too pretty to use and don’t go with anything else in here. Honestly, I don’t even like them but they are from Ed’s mother. I can’t just throw them away. I’ll find a place in Drake’s old room, I guess. That’s where everything else that doesn’t have a home ends up anyway.