Day 18 old stuff
Old photos. Old furniture. Old dishes and linens. Old letters. Old books! I like old things. I don't like becoming an old thing though. The things I like could be considered antiques. When does something actually become an antique, I wonder. People are obsessed with old things, you know. Look at all the shows like Pickers, Storage Wars, Pawn stars, Garage gold (never heard of, but my husband claims it is a real show...I had to ask him for names... He said WHY? I said for my 500 words. don't worry I'll give you credit.) ha.
Antique shops! Antique shows/ fairs! Anyway, the obsession with old things interests me. I mean... I like them too. But when/how did it become A THING to love old things (and pay loads more for them than they ever cost) It's kind of interesting. I wonder if it's nostalgia or memories. Speaking for myself, I just like the look of some old things. Are there people who hate antiques?
I never knew people made marshmallows. Like homemade marshmallows. But I am eating one right now, and I never want a 'campfire' one again. OMG I wish I loved to cook. But I do not. IF I could have any hired help in my life (cleaning, yardwork, driving, cleaning!...) I would only want a chef to make me delicious food a few times a week. How great would that be? I used to make a lot of meals when the kids were young...I just did it because you kind of have to. Nowadays.. I am totally admitting to myself...that I don't like cooking.
My mom has a lot of old things. She is (almost) 90 and as a girl, she used to collect salt and pepper shakers. (?) She has so many!!! She has given some to her kids and grandkids, but still there are hundreds. I am not sure what will happen to them. Collections of old peoples' things become 'antiques' and so it goes. They were just 'things' she liked as a younger person (and were probably quite affordable.) Like most people who are aging, she doesn't care that much about them anymore, those 'things'. The world is literally full of things like this. I have them too. I used to ponder living a life without all these unnecessary things, when I was an ambitious youngster dreaming of a minimalist green lifestyle. For the record, I don't have a lot of 'things' but I have my share.
I've become ultra-aware of all the crap I have accumulated in my life. ( I think I already wrote about it in a cleaning/ purging post) I want to get rid of stuff NOW. (Let me know if you want anything. ) My kids travel pretty light. I'm glad about that. Of course, that's because all their crap is HERE in their old rooms! hah. good one, kids. x #500wordsaday
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