My daughters have let me know they don’t want to inherit many of my collections.
“Someone else can enjoy them,” Kath suggested.
Let a stranger adopt my treasures? My buttons? My bookmarks? My dolls? My hat boxes?
I pondered as the words lingered. In time, I realized Kath is right.
The folks who eventually own my collections don’t have to be relatives. After all, those of us who love old things are part of the Old Things Family.
I picked up the items you see at the Nifty Thrifty, the resale shop at Edenwald, my mom’s retirement community.
Residents bring in items they’re finished with, and families send items when a loved one dies.
The Nifty Thrifty is staffed by volunteers, and the money goes to Edenwald’s scholarship fund for the kids who work in the dining hall.
Every visit to Mom includes a jaunt to the Nifty Thrifty.
Note the sewing items for my sewing collection and pins for my jackets.
A nifty system!
What about you?
Do your kids want your collections?
If not, are you happy letting others take ownership?