This past weekend, I was going to finish up getting the stuff out of my mom’s house, but I could not. The painters had taped and masked off the doors and I did not want to mess up their work.
So, today I stopped by and got a bunch of china packed up. According to the notes with the china, one set was used at the head table of my grandparent’s wedding (married in 1915) and the other set was used at my parent’s wedding (married in 1946). 102 and 71 years respectively. It’s hard to believe, yet I have both marriage certificates.
I have the china, a dish hutch to hold the china, a bed, a beautiful glass front bookcase and some pictures to get out of the house sometime before April 25.
That’s it. Nothing more.
The house is now painted, the roof was inspected and the few needed minor repairs were made and most of the outdoor landscaping is done. Starting next week, the carpet will be replaced and the interior will be painted….then it will be time to sell the house.
When the house is sold, Mom’s and Dad’s life will have been “cataloged and put up on the shelf”.