We said goodbye to a lot of relics and heirlooms today. We tried to, anyway. Moving into a smaller place forced Mom to make some hard choices and give up a lot of stuff. We tend to accumulate stuff in this family, and some of the stuff we tried to sell at the garage sale today has been around since before any of us were born.
On the other hand, it was a chance for her to make some money off clothes sheíll never wear again. Itís a shame she had to get rid of all her knickknacks, but nobody needs that many rabbit figurines, not really. I tried to talk her into keeping some of them, but she wasnít going for it.
Itís too bad it rained today, though. Suzanne worked hard last night getting things ready to go out in her driveway, and then this morning when we woke to a steady drizzle she had to scramble to find room in the garage. Itís lucky she has a humongous garage, but the crowds didnít come out in the rain anyway. We had sporadic visitors until early in the afternoon, and then it dried up. Not the driveway, the traffic.
There seems to be a lot of stuff left, but counting the money and thinking back on what was sold, it appears Mom did pretty well after all. It could have been better on a sunny day, but you have to play the hand youíre dealt. Nobodyís complaining. What good would that do?