I was reading Weaver of Grass's blog yesterday where she was talking about how our past dies with us and what will happen to the things we leave behind. My husband and I were just talking about this and have always said that our daughter will probably call in Goodwill and have them cart everything off. She, who is into all things Japanese, doesn't care for the antiques we've collected through the years and says that she'll probably just sell it all on ebay. Sort of sad, I hope she'll keep some things though they're not her style.
From her Great Grandmother Maria Antonia Mac would like her to keep a turtle shell she brought from Spain, it had belonged to her Grandmother and was said to keep you safe in thunderstorms which she was terrified of. Mac says he can remember being about 4 years old and fascinated with it.
From me I'd like her to keep a little statue of a fairy riding a snail that Mac gave me for Christmas one year. It's probably not very valuable but it is "so" me. I've had a life-long fascination with fairies and and life-long fear of snails.
Mac would like her to keep his flamenco guitar. He had his Father's electric guitar for years but finally passed it on to a nephew because he didn't play guitar. Then about 5 years ago he taught himself to play and then regretted giving up his Father's guitar. So he'd like her to keep his.