Tag Archives: Family Heirlooms

Healing Family Wounds

Fifty years ago, our mothers’ bitter estrangement divided us daughters. But after I expressed sympathy over her mother’s death, my cousin mailed me a sprig of an aloe vera plant as a peace offering. Our shared great-grandmother had carried the … Continue reading

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Peaceful Giving

Make peace with purging old gifts: First, re-experience the joy. The giver felt joy when they bought the gift for you, and you experienced joy when you received it. But you don’t have to keep holding on to the things … Continue reading

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Old Photos

Have a labeling party “so your descendants will not be faced with boxfuls of unidenfitabfle family pictures” Then plan for a non family member to take a group shot

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Declutter Like You Mean It!

It’s not the items we cant get rid of; its the emotions attahced to them. Film your mother talking about her wedding dress or piece of furntiure. Capature the stores , keep the emotions. Then you don’t need to hang … Continue reading

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Sign Here

I put a washable marker at each place setting so guests can sign their names right on my plain white table cloth . Then I backstitch the names and use the cloth again next year. It’s a wonderful record log … Continue reading

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