Happy Valentine's Day! Have you already found something special for your loved one or would you like some guidance for uncovering a unique gift to surprise your sweetheart?
My grandmother, Phyllis, was the keeper of the family history. She kept a neatly organized closet packed with boxes of fine china, silver table settings, war medals, and so on. She had a fascinating story for every object. Her stories brought the objects to life again.
Where are you hiding assets? Are they stored away in a locked trunk in your attic? Are they located in boxes stacked on the back wall of your moldy basement? Or did you pile your valuable art and antiques in an off–site storage unit located two towns over from your house?
Father’s Day is on Sunday June 21. Are you frantically searching for the perfect gift to give to your Dad this year to commemorate and celebrate what he means to you?
Besides a funny card and a homemade gift from the kids, or yet another tie or sleeve of fancy new golf balls, what do you consider to be a meaningful gift? Flowers, brunch, and jewelry are probably off the list for Dad.
It is time to do some serious spring cleaning in Boomers’ basements, attics and garages filled to the brim with family mementos and “treasures”.
The days are finally getting longer and the snow piles have melted here in New Hampshire. Reminders of this past winter still linger. Snow removal equipment has been stored and mittens and boots are slowly being tucked away as the early signs of spring finally emerge in New England.
Have you ever come across any unknown, unmarked keys such as the ones pictured above?
Did you happen to find them in a strange place where you not only wondered what they were doing in that location, but, more importantly, you wondered what did those keys actually open?
It is hard enough keeping track of which keys open what when you are the owner and you are still alive. Now imagine the problems that arise when you die and someone else is left to figure out the puzzle!
Do you keep a diary or journal? Have you been writing in it for decades? Are your diaries hidden in a secret spot or placed out in the open easily visible to others?
Are all of your inner most personal thoughts, feelings, secrets, and descriptive stories of both heartache and accomplishments laid bare inside those hand written pages?
Do you worry about (or have you ever thought about) what happens to your diaries when you die?
Are you feeling gleeful today?
Do you have a skip in your step? Are you snapping your fingers and tapping your toes?
It must be the vernal equinox at play marking a shift in the way we feel.
Sorting through and parting with your loved one’s personal items after their death is possibly one of the hardest tasks to do…ever.
Nothing really prepares you for the emotional challenge of deciding what to keep and what not to.