Keeping it all together

June 8, 2008

TONY
“How are you doing?”

PHILIP
“I just finished putting a bunch of stuff in my basement.”

TONY
“Yup. Know what you mean. My Dad was always mad with my Mom about all the junk she kept in the basement. She was some packrat, which is what he called her sometimes. It got so bad that we couldn’t find the things my Mom saved, like especially snow shovels. So my Dad would get totally frustrated and he’d go buy another shovel. I think we ended up with — it must have been — eight shovels one time.” 

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2 Responses to “Keeping it all together”

  1. debbielynn Says:

    I’m a bit of a packrat myself…although I’m trying to overcome that and quit buying things that I don’t need. It’s true – if you end up with so much stuff, when you need something you can’t find it anyhow. So what’s the point?

    Take care you two.

  2. Steph Says:

    I had a house fire in 1998 and a dear friend of the family said, “Sometimes I wish we’d have a fire to start over from scratch.”

    I could see what he meant. It does suck to start from scratch but it also makes you step back and see what’s more important. The fire devastated me financially but I have learned an awful lot from starting from scratch.


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