They've amassed quite a lot of belongings over forty years, and as the apartment is much smaller than the house, they've had to get rid of lots of things. A charity shop is now well stocked, that's all I can say, but there's some things which have found there way in to my house.
We've taken some practical things like the freezer which will be great for storing the gluts from the allotment, and we've taken gardening tools too. The apartment has beautiful shared grounds with a summer house, but they're looked after so my dad won't have a garden to tend any more. Some sentimental items have come my way too. This is a dressing table set which was given to my grandma by her parents in 1928 on her 21st birthday.
I went to my mum and dad's last night to say goodbye to the house. I lived there between the ages of two and twenty and it holds lots of memories. In January, I will have lived in my own house just as long. I'm sure this house will hold lots of memories for my own children.
It's is hard to leave those sort of memories behind but they will always be with you. Love the dressing table set it reminds me of my granma's - everyone seems to have had one in those days don't they.ReplyDelete
Lovely dressing table set. Hope your mum and dad will be very happy in their new home.ReplyDelete
It is amazing how much love you can feel for bricks and mortar isn't it. I hope the move goes well and it isn't too much of a wrench for you all. xReplyDelete
Thats so very hard for you all. I;m sure you are right about your own house and your children. My son once cried when we changed the curtains in the living room as he felt it wasn't our house any more! xxxxxxReplyDelete
It must behard for your parents to leave their family home where they raised their family,and hard for you too Jo, but im sure they will soon settle and be happy in their new apartment without the hard work and maintenance worries of the garden.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful dressing table set for you to treasure.
Thank you for all your lovely comments. The move went well and they're slowly getting everything sorted out. I'm sure they'll be very happy and make lots more memories in their new apartment.ReplyDelete
What an emotional time! How lovely you have such a special item that used to belong to your grandma.ReplyDelete
My mum got rid of so many things when they moved, Lisa. This is one thing that my dad wouldn't have parted with though, he knew how much it meant to his mum having had it since she was twenty one. I'm glad he's trusted me with it.ReplyDelete