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Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 26 Jan 2013 21:02

I am guilty of being a keeper of cards...some really old,like my birthday cards from my gran when I was 2 etc that my mother had kept...they are just like postcards in the shape of the figure..I can see my grans writing from over 70 years ago.
I also have my mothers 90th birthday cards and husbands and I have things grandchildren have made me over the years.
They are so precious to me,but I expect when they clear up after me they'll be thrown away
Then again I am something of a hoarder in other areas...put it down to my age ,which wasn't a throwaway one!


BarbinSGlos Report 26 Jan 2013 21:12

I think it is definitely an age thing Brenda because in my opinion the young ones today have a totally different outlook on life. It has become more of a throw away society.
But like what has already been said, its our lives , in boxes and cupboards and behind sofas that have made us what we are and I like it
So long live my boxes and full cupboards
:-D :-D :-D


Wend Report 26 Jan 2013 21:18

I agree Barb, I'm just the same. Boy, there's going to be a massive bonfire when I pops me clogs :-D


ChrisofWessex Report 26 Jan 2013 22:50

I often think about OH's letters to me and I know he has mine. Just do not want anyone else to read them.

Cards we send each other humorous ones - have those, cards from g.children especially when they were young. I kept all school reports and some homework books of my children's and some years after they left home I gave them to them.

G.children thought it was great to read their mother's school reports!

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 27 Jan 2013 15:23

When we were newly married and went to live abroad for about two and a half years, my dad wrote regularly, - about 3 times a fortnight. Sometimes this was in answer to letters I had sent, but other letters were just chit chat about where he and mum had been, folk back home or what he'd planted / harvested from the garden. It really meant alot when I was so far from home for the 1st time.

Getting ready to come home meant all our belongings went into packing crates and space was limited so after reading through again I got rid of the letters and we returned to UK. Less than 6 weeks later my dear dad died suddenly of a heart attack, when on a day out.
I so wish I had those letters still and perhaps because of that I keep all the family cards. Those from aunts and uncles I am able to let go of when another arrives the following year, but close family ones are still here.

Mum treasured and kept all the homemade cards that my nephews made her, but when the eldest was 21 she gave his all back to him in a large envelope..... I don't know if he still has them.

I'm not sure what my children will do with my kept cards. Son might not want them, but the girls are a bit sentimental over some of their inherited low-key family items, so the cards might last a few more years.



Janet Report 27 Jan 2013 15:32

I started keeping my cards when I went out with my husband. I got a beautiful huge padded Christmas card and a beautiful huge padded valentine card. That was it. Being of a tight disposition I never got another. Needless to say nowadays as we don't live in the same house I do still get a birthday card from him but certainly no Christmas cards and definitely no valentines- lol-jl


BarbinSGlos Report 27 Jan 2013 15:57

There has only been one poster then that doesn't keep cards and things. And of course Merlin who said get a shredder LOL.
I said to my OH that he had never sent me a Valentines card or ever written me a letter. He has never been big in the romance stakes but does pick beautiful words in my birthday and xmas cards. He says the words say it all.
My son popped in this morning and I said we had been chatting about all our momentoes and he just looked at me and did a slow shake of his head. That confirms where my lots going to end up then :-D :-D