Saturday, April 28, 2012

W is for Worth

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also... Matthew 6:21


While in the process of moving from our old house into our present home, decisions had to be made. What to keep and what to throw away?  Everything from clothes to toys to the food in the pantry required a verdict.

I only wanted to take what I really loved or thought was useful.  So, much was donated or tossed to the curb.

It was a great opportunity to streamline.  One of the items that didn't make the cut was a bank that my husband's aunt bought at a garage sale and gave to him for Christmas .  It was one of those heavy old metal things, a truly hideous looking politician on a box giving a speech.

Some years later I was checking out the "what it sold for" section of the newspaper and to my horror I read "Stump Speaker bank: 1,250.00..."

At least I still had that can of black eyed peas!  And the capers...


8 comments:

Francene Stanley said...

Wh...a...t? That must have been quite a shock. How can you stop thinking about the lost opportunity? If you hadn't looked up the price, you would have lived your life in blissful ignorance. Haha. Blog on. Nearly done.

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Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Francene! I was just skimming through the Sunday paper before throwing it away and the Antiques column happened to catch my eye... eeks...

Have a lovely week-end!!

Dana said...

I need to get rid of things. We have way too much in this tiny house. How did you do it? I'm so sentimental about "stuff."

Have a great weekend!

Sue Duffy said...

Thanks for your comments, Cheryl. It's nice to invite readers into my world and know they enjoyed their stay.

Sue

Robyn Campbell said...

Oh wow. You messed up, pal. *wink* I would have done the same thing. I am going to tackle our basement in June. That will be a job. All the kids things from when they were little. *sigh* Hugs.

Susanne Drazic said...

Yikes! What did your husband say about it?

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Dana! Oh, I need to pitch things... but, that bank was so UGLY!!! Hope you are having a wonderful week-end!!

Hi Sue!! LOVED The Sound of Red Returning!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I look forward to more from you. :)

Robyn, yeah, I've messed up so much... It's so hard to let go of the sentimental things... ((hugs))

Susanne, my husband was surprisingly okay... He takes that kind of thing in stride!!

Bless you guys!!!

michelle said...

Oh no!!! That's so not fair!
It's hard to let go of certain stuff. You always tell yourself that you'll put it to good use some day...