What Is Truly Important   5 comments

Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and your pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

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The last few weeks’ topics have been hard, but this one is easy. There’s a lot of things I would regret losing in a fire, but I’d move on because those things don’t define my life, even though many of them are one-of-a-kind originals. I’d miss my daughter’s art and my mother’s furniture, the collectible jewelry and milk bottles. But I could live without them.

The one thing I would return for would be a table-top hope box that contains our archives. I’ve digitalized a lot of photos, even from my mother’s albums from the 1940s. Also in the box are my dad’s seaman’s papers (the only photo I have of him before he was 30, along with the only photos I have of my mother’s family (all six siblings and her parents) and Dad’s sister. My husband, who has a few family photos in there as well, included several of my old spiral-bound journals and there are discs of my writing. This winter, I finally got around to adding copies of our wills and important papers to the archives so that if something happens unexpectedly our son knows he can find the important stuff in the box. So, I would grab that because that’s our family history and my fictional worlds.

I’m thinking I might need a bigger box … or more digitalization.

 

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Posted February 11, 2019 by aurorawatcherak in Blog Hop

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5 responses to “What Is Truly Important

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  1. I need to work on digitalizing, too. I have a hope chest. I like the idea of the hope box!

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    • My husband found it at a local department store and it originally held all of those stupid CDs computer programs needed back in the day. When those went away, he stashed my journals in there for fun and then I started digitalizing and putting things on discs (ironically). Then we got the idea that we should just put all the important stuff in there. It’s kind of overflowing now.

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  2. I’ve got so many photo albums I’d never be able to carry them. I also need to work on digitalising!

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  3. It seems to be a popular thought! I just worry about formats changing and making my digital copies worthless. Like the VHS tapes we had made of some important events back in the day.

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