It goes without saying that not everyone loves this old stuff as much as I do, nor do they put as much sentiment into it . I "get that", and am glad because it leaves more for me.....Still, you have to wonder why this little antique hanky just wasn't special enough for the family to save.
The Mother even left a note attached to it "I carried this when Daddy & I married"......what could possibly cause a child to NOT want to keep this. Regardless of whether they valued it or not, if it was kept for all those years by their mother, then surely that would place some sort of sentimential value, wouldn't it?
I found this hanky at a thrift store years ago and it brought tears to my eyes. I knew if HER family wasn't going to keep it for her memory, then I would.....nevering knowing who she was, but knowing I had to do it for her........and for me.
How does anyone walk away from something like this without wanting to "save" it.
I know I can't....and I didn't.....
and I have always felt better for it.