I've been spending January going through boxes and bags and closets and shelves looking to eliminate many of the things we've held onto for years but haven't even given them a thought during that time. On Tuesday I came across these:
Cabbage Patch Kids which at one time were played with by our daughters. These go way back, at least it feels that way to me. Neither daughter has much interest in having any of them since they are now living with boys, but interestingly they both remember things about the dolls. Lizzie said she can still remember the smell, Katie loved the red dress. But if they don't want even one as a memory of childhood, the Kids are heading for re-sell-it.
My next effort will be to thin out the scores of t-shirts and polo shirts with writing on them. Writing which tells of vacation spots, sporting events, church anniversaries, colleges and on and on. Most belong to Dale who has them folded and stacked in both houses on tables, in boxes, on floors because there is not enough closet or dresser space to hold even a portion of them. But but but...they have meaning and sentiment! We have to bite the bullet and thin them out.