Bob, I've downsized the last two homes I've moved to. Now this house is the longest I've ever lived in the same place in my life. That means I STILL have "stuff" in boxed, out in the barn, I've not unboxed since two houses ago. That stuff may as well have been thrown in a dumpster fire 20 years ago for all it is worth NOW after years out in a barn.those of you that have downsized know what i mean.
you sell off your guns, extra stuff, donate clothes, hand the keys to the new owners and you stop....turn around....take one last look....and close the door to decades of memories....and head to some retirement shed with just small trinkets to your name.
im about to be that guy to my ct home. im 3rd generation in the house. i have no kids to pass it on to. its going to be exactly what i mentioned above.
how did it go?
glad, sad, eager for a new start?
for those too young to underastand, some day youll be in an antique shop, see something with dust on it and say...hey! i had one of these! and the memories flood back.
What I think you are saying is, you remember what all the old stuff is, but the new generation doesn’t. Is that right?i REMEMBER those breakers!
just like i remember every letter, present, toy, pen, pencil, on our attic.
its not fair to the new generation to have to know what it all is. i get it. but the transition to old age just isnt fun.
I'm with them. Technology is the bane of mankind, IMO.What I think you are saying is, you remember what all the old stuff is, but the new generation doesn’t. Is that right?
But times do change? How many times have you posted a picture of some antique asking what it is? Most of that stuff I have no idea at all.
What I’m trying to point out is things change too. I bet if I were transported back in time to my grandparents kitchen, I couldn’t figure out how to cook anything. I wouldn’t know how to turn on the stove or use their toaster or probably even figure out their refrigerator.
Things do change. My wife just bought a blender that will make piping hot soup. It’s controlled with her phone via Bluetooth. I’m sure my grandparents couldn’t figure that out.