Are you tired of the Micro Posts yet?
Too bad. 😉 I’m still in the road but I’ll have some wonderful updates for you when I’m home.
Today, I want to mention stuff. We’re organizing the contents of a home that was built in the 1800’s that has a rich and deep history. So far we’ve found books from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, news clippings and historical family research… Even a mechanic’s and a doctor’s ledgers dating from 1890 through 1914, complete with names, services, and charges! I mean… hello HIPAA!
While it has been an amazing experience thus far, and the history we are unearthing is breathtaking, I can see the burden of stuff on those left behind to sift through it. It’s amazing what we can accumulate!
I’m looking forward to showing off to my kids some of the turn of the century gadgets, tools, and machines my dad gets to bring home with us. I hope they’ll be able to digest the magnitude of history they’ll experience.
I’m sad that we won’t have such rich history to leave to our kids, and yet happy that we’ve chosen experience over stuff (more often than not). But most of all, I takeaway a profound respect and awe for my family, their ability to appreciate the work of our fathers’ hands, and the nostalgia that comes with the kitchen table.
Much love, friends.