I previously contemplated the disposal of my late fathers belongings HERE.
I just revisited that post as I know it was cleansing for me to write it. I’m really digging this here blog thingy at this moment for those words, words of my own expression, inspire me to get up with a spark on the morning. A spark to get moving and get this show on the road.
I’m in Virginia with Mom at the moment and that Big Yard Sale I mention in that previous post is this Saturday. I spent most of today moving things to the carport so tomorrow I can sort, price and set up. We really are doing it, selling Dad’s stuff.
That post reminded me the importance of setting free his treasures. He isn’t here in the physical form any longer. I believe releasing his belongings to others who may use or treasure them further releases his spirit.
My father’s favorite movie was Pay it Forward starring Kevin Spacey & Helen Hunt.
May I remember to bless each treasure as it leaves on its new journey this weekend. May I take every opportunity to pay it forward when I can.
Today I also put the car to the curb. The last of his cars. A car he treasured which was once my own. It was my very first car, we bought it when I was but 14. I no longer have an attachment for it as I sold it back to him in 2003 after it had started gathering more dust than miles just sitting in my San Diego garage. Don’t get me wrong, I have great memories in the car, but they are memories as the car is no longer mine. The for sale sign went in the window and several people have already inquired.
I also found these today…
I think the tickets just might stay in a family scrapbook.