Saturday, May 17, 2014

Disposal of your deceased loved one's items

You know this is going to be a touchy subject for any one and I have been in the same boat too. It is hard to lose a loved one at any age since you are so much attached to them but when they die the only thing that remains are their memories and the items they leave behind. I just came up with this topic when I was putting some stuff under the desk of one of my late colleagues desk and I saw his stuff (although it is actually bank's stuff but he use to use it to do his work) and it reminded me of him and I said to myself that it is really hard to use or get rid of so many memories associated with it. Some people even feel uncomfortable using any of the deceased person stuff even after a long time since they are so hurt by the association that the dead person had it with them. You may know where I am heading with this and some may not know. But since my father passed away five years ago, it has been a roller coaster ride for me in terms of what to keep and what not to keep. The first thing to be thrown out was the medicines since it was not needed by anyone and it was already very much expired by the time I started disposing off my father's stuff. For a long time I did not throw out anything else as it was painful for me to let go of the things that my father had used.

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