I’ve been itching to clean for the past week. Yesterday, I cleaned the entire kitchen. Today when I woke up I thought about the “stuff” I left at my mom’s house (where I’m currently living in now, temporarily). So I searched for that dreaded box. As far as I can remember there’s more than what’s in the picture below. I gotta search for another box some other time. hahaha!
I was ready to throw everything away… but I couldn’t help not to reminisce. I went through 25% of it – reading little notes. The others went straight to the trash pile. Most of what I read I can no longer remember. It’s bits and pieces. But they made me smile, laugh and cry. Yes, I cried. The feelings came flooding back! =P
Some of the things I found:
Hundreds of Christmas cards from grade 1 ’til 4th year high school! I was a pack rat! hahaha
An 8-page unsent letter for my first love – telling him I still had feelings for him after all those years apart. Now I wonder… what would have happened if I actually sent it?! =P Wait. 8 pages? Really?!
I can’t actually take a picture of EACH of the letters, but these ones I’ve set aside for some reason – they’re cute, there’s a special message or it’s just extremely ridiculous! The post card’s from an old teacher that I kept in touch with after he went to work abroad. Letters written on candy-like stationary, at the back of a fan, self-made one-page “comic” books, a note on a popsicle stick, a typewritten (and I mean from a type writer) friendship poem, and so on.
These can’t go unnoticed! These were only from 3 exes. The others I have yet to find!
I wonder. What ever happened to handwritten letters? These were more “special” than an email or a text message that’s full of “shortened” words. I will write letters to friends I have lost touch with. I’m sappy that way. =P
And yes, I threw away half of my life with that box today, but the memories, the friendships and relationships will always be treasured.
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I adore this post!! Like you I also have a box of old cards and letters. Maybe I will get mine out again one day. 🙂
Thanks, @petite28! I will be moving to a new house soon, and these are “clutter” that I don’t want to bring to my new home! It broke my heart getting rid of all of them, but I need to be practical as well. =) Brought back so much memories though.
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