You Have To Go Home Again

I'm going off for a week of home wrecking. Maybe not so much wrecking as dismantling. For the third time in about ten years, I get to take apart and pack up a family home. Yippee, she says with as much sarcasm and distaste as she can manage.
This exercise is freighted with memories and sadness, of course, because this time it is my childhood home I'm putting into boxes and sending away to Goodwill.

Books. My mother was a reader, and there is a huge library of books ranging from cookbooks to mysteries to histories to coffee table picture books and on to art tomes and reference books. There is a pile of Judaica and next to it my childhood books and college texts.

Furniture. Photos. Clothing. It's all there and it's all going somewhere else.

This is week one, and it's the week that will tell me how long this project will take.

I'm taking JoJo, so that I won't have to be in the house alone, but the truth is, I'll enjoy the solitude for a while. Maybe I'll even be able to do a little beach combing while I'm gone.

Talk amongst yourselves.
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#1. Posted by Becca on February 18, 2005

You, the pupster, treasured books, the beach, and memories…beautifully bittersweet.  Sending you hugs…

#2. Posted by Miss Bliss on February 22, 2005

Best of luck sweetie.  I’ll send you a good thought.

#3. Posted by Sharon Sweeting on February 27, 2005

Hi Lynn:  Last day at JHS is 3/18/05 for me.  Took the early retirement deal and I am so excited.  And a little wary————I’ll send some positive karma your way as dismantling your youth is not an easy thing to do————keep in touch———-Sharon

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