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Those Were the Days I do Not Miss

I threw away sheets from MD's crib this evening. I still have nipples and bottle liners in the pantry.

Do you know how long it has been since she required either? A long time ago, a really long time, it was like another millenium.

Note: I was going to throw away the blankets, too, but pilgham said I had to save them for Boo. But first I have to sleep with them to give them that sweet Mama smell.

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you're just now getting rid of that stuff? wow. i dont' think i have any of it left. flush that kind of stuff on a very regular basis...which reminds me that Purple Heart is coming in the mornin' and i gotta get to bed!

nite!

It was in a closet and I didn't need the space until now?

and SO love the return of Izumi!

*le sigh*
It was to preserve my marriage. Pilgham says he sees more of my icons than me and he'd really rather look at Izumi than Dola.

You could show her from waist up and it might do more than preserve your marriage in that case.

And I thought my mother was a pack-rat...uhh, I mean, 'archivist'!

MD has a t-shirt she wears on a regular basis. Back in the early 80's it was pilgham's. Then I inherited it. Now it is hers.

My mother was wont to say "Tiptons just have their clothes."

We do the multi-generational clothing, too. I have my aunt's cashmere sweater set from the late 60s, which Mams'elle J will inherit in the next few years. I wear a flashy Chinese silk top that my mother sewed in Home Ec class in 1959 on special occasions, too.

Time to dig out the tie-dyed t-shirts I made when I was twelve for J to wear. They're also in my mother's 'archives'...but no crib sheets.

I wear a flashy Chinese silk top that my mother sewed in Home Ec class in 1959 on special occasions, too.

You win!

*blinks*
There was a contest?

Of course there wasn't. But if there had been, the 50 year old home ec project would win.

*gives head a shake*
Sorry...writing Sess/Tokijin crack!fic fried my brain...

Boo?

Buddha, Evil's cohort. He's very needy.

And here I was thinking that you already had pet names for MD's firstborn... that, I thought to myself, is Planning Ahead.

That's just crazy. If they were for MD's offspring, she would have to sleep with them to give them that sweet mama smell.

Hard to believe you still have those in your cabinet - wow. Did you show MD and was she suitably impressed and nostalgic? *checks cabinet* I could brag that I still have the high chair set up, but it still wouldn't even come close to that. Hm...I do still have some really cheesy 'chose your own adventure' books I read as a pre-teen, if that counts.

I don't have any choose your own adventure books but I do have books I received as a child.

And you have no telling what under the papers on that desk (no one on your f-list will ever forget that picture)

I have used the scanner since then. I didn't even show the big pile. But nothing has been on my desk longer than 9 years. I think.

You *think* it hasn't been longer than 9 years - for shame!

Because she always bought quality, and they generally get so little wear & tear (up until a certain age) before they are out grown, my mother still runs a lend/loan library of baby/small children's clothing/toys/etc. from her basement.

That's just bizarre. Once you pass it on to a woman more in need than you, why would you ask for the things back?

Most of the items are only needed for a few months at a time . . .

why would you ask for the things back?
So that once they are no longer needed, they can be used again by someone else.
She found that if she acted as a clearinghouse (including taking donations from others), the items got more use, and helped more people, before wearing out/getting thrown out/getting lost.

Re: Most of the items are only needed for a few months at a time . . .

Ah so. I was just happy to have them out of my house.