Archive for July 28th, 2008

Slowly but surely

I have acknowledged on occasion that I am a bit of a pack rat sentimental. I don’t know what it is, but in my mind, I fast forward and think “someday I might need/want this.” I am getting better and in the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a little weeding out of the stuff. I’ve decided that I don’t need to keep bunches of old t-shirts with the idea of turning them into a quilt (or 2 or 3). So I’ve pared down. I went through these stacks…

and kept the ones that have the most meaning to me (that I could still possibly make into a quilt someday), and ditched the ones that don’t. I’m tossing more than 50 shirts in this first go round. But I couldn’t resist taking some pictures…for the memories.

This one is from when I was on a league swim team between my 7th and 8th grade year.

This next one is from my orthodontist. Thanks mom and dad for paying for the beautifully straight teeth I have today.

A greek week shirt from college.

And a souvenir from the trip I took after I graduated from college.

Anyone have tips on cleaning out and organizing memories? Is there anything you’ve thrown out that you wish you had back?


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