Monday, May 7, 2012

Cleaning Mom's House

Well, well, well, it's me Jane!

The last couple months have been a little crazy, sad town over here. 
My sister and I have been working on cleaning out Mom's place.

For those of you out there in your 60's, 70's please know that in this day and age you no longer have to keep all your
bank statements, your electric bills, your phone bills or your credit card bills.  
Think of this as Public Service Announcement
don't do that to your children!!

Mom had boxes and boxes of this stuff.  
And the worst part, back in the day, 
they just put your social security number on 
every bank statement for all to see.  
I shredded enough paper to supply a ticker tape parade in every state!!!

It's hard cleaning out your deceased parents house.  
You come along so much fun stuff.  
My sister and I would find pictures and sit down 
and go through all of them....
we'd find a drawing one of did in first grade that Mom kept and we'd sit down and talk about that....we'd find a old pitcher and talk about it........
needless to say this process has not gone fast.

We found some old books..........

And Mom's Diary.......

This will be fun to read!

We found this chocolate box.  Look how cute it is!

Mom's toy gun when she was a kid. It weighs a ton, solid metal!

We found a few of these bottles. 
My sister says they are old prescription bottles??
Does anybody know?

And Momma loved her pottery! 

And now comes the time my sister and I get to fight over who gets what!!

HA HA.........I kid........I think.....

More stuff to come.........Red Wing dish set...........