Out of the Goodness of My Heart

Today, I was going to write about this:   

Why? I’m sure you’re dying to find out.  But I received the following phone call from The Nana before getting a chance to sit down at the computer and, dang, you just can’t make this stuff up.

Nana: “Hi Honey. I’m going through the back bedroom bookshelves getting rid of old books.  I wanted to ask you about a few of these Danielle Steele…”

Me: “Give it away! Please!”  (And now I’m hanging my head in shame as the depth of my reading pleasure at 18 has been exposed.)

Nana: “What about these… Oh, darn it! It’s a bunch of those (famous lawyer/intrigue) novels.  I can’t give any of those stinkin’ books away.  Ahab told me, ‘Do NOT give away any of MY books.’ “

Me: “For crying out loud, give them away!  He’ll never know.  If you hadn’t asked him about them, he wouldn’t even know they’re still there!”

Nana: “Oh yes he would!  He actually went through the entire Hunting Closet last week and cleared out half of it!  I’m still in shock.”

Me: “Well, then move them around and see if he notices.  If not, donate them.”

Nana: “All I have to say is he better die before me.  Otherwise, this crap will be here forever; and then it’ll be YOUR problem!

And that is why I don’t do clutter.  Out of the goodness of my heart, you see. I don’t want to leave any “stuff” for my Sweetman to have to wade through when I’m gone.  I’m nothing if not considerate.

4 thoughts on “Out of the Goodness of My Heart

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  2. Hilarious! Sooooo true! When we moved to New Jersey, I had to get rid of EVERYTHING pretty much. Other than an occasional item that I might miss for a nanosecond, I don’t miss any of it. It is FREEING to get rid of “stuff”. And later, when we are old nana’s, we won’t have to let it be anybody else’s “problem” when we are gone! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. SOOOO glad I found your blog!

    • Brianne – thank you for the encouragement!! And I so hear you about the “stuff”. Clearing things out is akin to feeling liberated. LOL about “old nana’s”. Oh, yes indeed!

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