There are Longaberger baskets, Boyds Bears,
and boxes that hold family treasures.
I have found the decorative boxes a good way
to store things I want to keep
but don't want to necessarily display.
Sometimes I take a peak inside these boxes
and surprise myself at what I have hidden away!
In the past few years, I have learned with the loss of my parents
and all of their siblings, that I have lost a great source of family history.
I no longer have someone that will answer questions
of things that happened long ago.
So . . . as I go through old photographs, I am trying to remember
to write on the back of each picture, identifying those
that my own children will not know.
For a while, I spent most of my free time working on family genealogy.
I still love it and work on it when I can.
I have notebooks of information on our family,
mostly files that were shared with me from someone else
that had done the research and hard work.
Just last week, I received an email from someone who had
seen data I had posted to Ancestry.com.
That person is a very distant cousin and he happily shared
his files and sent me photos of my great-great-grandparents!
Hopefully, my children will someday want to look through these notebooks.
My goal for these cold winter months
is to clear out some of this clutter
and get rid of the excess.
So far, I have only gathered up about one bag...
and that was just clothing that we no longer wear.
So if you wonder where I am,
I'll be upstairs...
in my hideaway...
the one you aren't allowed to see!
I spiffed it up a bit for this post!
I know the sofas are navy blue and the rug is black...
but the sofas won't wear out & are just too comfy to discard.
Besides, this is a hodge podge room
and definitely doesn't qualify for any beauty ribbons!
We just love it and live in it.