Friday, May 16, 2014

Taking Time For Friendship

 Mary called on a recent Saturday, and sounded like she 
needed a little break from a life-changing project.
She picked me up and we drove across the Kentucky beautiful countryside 
to Bluebird Cafe in Stanford for lunch and much-needed chat time.
Dessert, above, included gluten free Creme Brulee and a nice cup of 
Elmwood Inn Kentucky Blend tea.  
 After lunch we drove to her life changing project. 
She and her husband are downsizing, selling their home
and farmland and moving into a condo.  
 It is difficult to part with 44 years of collections,
including some family heirlooms.  But, I highly recommend we all
downsize before someone else has to do it for us. 
My husband did it for 2 mothers and 4 aunts.  
It is never an easy task.  
Best wishes Mary and Donnie! 

4 comments:

Rosemary said...

Such a hard thing to do. You are a good friend to be there for Mary through this process. Wish I could be at the auction - I *know* there is a teapot or two with my name on it!

my cup of tea said...

So hard to think that 'better to do it yourself' than someone else doing it for you but that is the truth. Prayers for your dear friend. Looks like that auction will have a lot of goodies!
~Donna~

Marilyn said...

Good luck to Mary.
This is something I have been giving thought to lately. How to begin parting with certain things. I was just going to read your blog and then take a picture of my antique baby crib to figure out how to sell. One step at a time. But I must also part with things I no longer use or need, though not moving as soon as Mary.

Angela McRae said...

I'm with Nancy ... wish I could be at the auction, but on the other hand I'm starting to think about "downsizing" too. Good for you for being there for the wonderful Mary!

 

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