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I need some input on stuff that I've been struggling with for a long time.

My grandmother died 3 years ago. She was an amazing woman - she wrote 4 books, published poetry, sculpture, pottery (made all her own dishes), drawings, photography, etc. When she died, I received everything. Literally everything.
I have boxes and boxes (about 10.....) of just papers! Her writing - short stories, earlier versions and notes on the books she wrote, funny sayings jotted down on scraps of paper, photographs, letters from the 1930's. I absolutely hate getting rid of any of it.
I refuse to throw it all away....I want to keep some of it to pass on to my own kids. However....I would like to cut it in half. I've already thrown away letters to her from people I didn't know (recent correspondence). That's about where it ends.

Has anyone else been in this sort of dilemma? How in the world do I pare this stuff down and not have major regrets about it in later years? This stuff is irreplaceable....not like having 3 toasters, KWIM?

Thanks for your input.....
 

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Originally Posted by Simplicity
Do you have any other family members who might cherish some of these items?
Don't I wish!! I'm the only child of an only child....and my mom was pretty much written out of the will - they didn't get along at all.
I have given away lots of stuff to various good friends and nieces (my second...or is that first-once-removed? cousins)....but there's still so much. I even gave away stuff to some of DH's family members and MY good friends! Pretty much everyone I know has something from my grandmother's house displayed in their own house. :LOL
 
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