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When we have lossed a love one

We are left with the many things they owned

Some things we want to keep to remind us of the person we cared for so much

Other things we may want to give away

Finding a proper place

If there is such a thing

So someone new can enjoy and have so many wonderful pleasures

Now taking something and recycling once again

Saving the envornment from waste

It might sound silly

But to me it makes sense

I don't want to just throw out

Something that had great meaning

A doll proped up on her bed for over twenty years

A knife set they had when they first got married

Glasses from every place they ever traveled

It made them smile

When they use to show them off with pride

If I can make someone else happy

We do our best finding time whenever possible

Little by little I give things away

Praying i made the right choice

I wonder if my loved one can see me now

Smiling and thinking

I am glad you found a new home for all the things I owned


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I lost Arlene in 2003. We were childhood sweethearts.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Mhatter99 Thinking about their memories is bitter sweet.We loved the times we had.Then we are reminded how much we miss them.So sorry for your loss.I lost my father in August 1991 and my mom in Nov 2012.We move on and learn to make every day count.Thanx for reading and sharing.Have a good day.


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

I have a 70 year old quilt and a big wooden scooped bowl that my grandmother used to make biscuits and rolls in. Before my mother died she gave me these two possessions which I value over all others It is painful to have to clear out the personal things of our loved ones. Doing so brings it home to us that they are never going to use or wear these things ever again as they are never coming back. By giving our loved ones things to others who have need of them or who value them is one of the highest honors we can bestow upon them. Thanks for the reminder.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

ladydeonne To hear your stories brings love front and center.Learning the mental process of accepting loss.Moving on with new love and vigor.Slowly gaining a new perspective only those who have suffered will know.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.Off to a good night.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I don't like throwing away any thing that is of great value in my heart it is difficult to part with such items.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

You tell it so well. I sometimes wonder why I don't just sort out all of my stuff and decide what to do with it. After all who is going to want it all eventually? Best to give them to those who can appreciate them and have children and grandchildren to pass them onto.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

DDE I also wonder what ties me so close to items that they once owned.I wonder if it is because we live in a material world.A person is easily decribed by the few items they loved in life.A hobby or a passion they might of followed in life.It defines us.Memories are made doing the things we enjoy.Spending time with the ones we love.Why can't that be enough.Thanx so much for sharing such a deep and complex thoughts.We all learn at different speeds and our emotions connect to everything.It is who we are.Have a great day.Gypsy Rose Lee I have recently done a little self check and parting with things I have had for years is not easy but it makes me understand they are only objects and I can let someone else enjoy them for awhile now too.Sometimes I take a picture and me smiling with them so I can have a memory if need be.Now with more room and a new vision I get to enjoy the open space.Realizing too much of a good thing is not healthy.Thanx for understanding and giving such wonderful suggestions .I also take more walks and exercise to keep my mind busy.Too much time to think drives me crazy.


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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Hi dream-0n.

Contemplative. We- the human making decision of what next. Things do not owe us we do owe. They belong to ourselves . Some historical attachment , sentiment - a setback . Prompt decision, what "I" I'll do deliberates. .. Life wants to move onwards .

My vote, up & useful.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Michael-Milec Yes you are right.Life is always changing and learning new things.Progress is so important.It can be hard but with time all things are possible.Thanx so much for sharing and helping with great insight.Have a wonerful day.

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