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judygilpin

Margaret, You are so lucky to still have your Mom. Mine passed 13 years ago and I miss her everyday. But she lived a good life and enjoyed every day of it. Enjoy your Mom (and I know you are) and her stuff. May God be with you both. Happy New Year.

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Barb Dixon
No one will read this , it’s too far down ..but my biggest hang up is inherited items..all beautiful most antiques and most my Mothers....she treasured everything...just can’t get rid of what my Mother loved...
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astraea

Barb Dixon - Are there other members with whom you could share your mother's things, who'd really appreciate them? Or a really good friend of hers or yours? If you have to cut back, can you select just a handful of the items you love the most to keep?

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