I asked myself all of these questions when I started to clean up a bookcase in my office that was so over loaded with not only books, but all sorts of nick-knacks, pictures, a small red makeup case that did not have makeup. Instead, I found all the tricks-of-the-trade for a fortune teller. No joke! I was really into Tarot Cards and the like. Not now, but I still have the eerie things. Then I decided to finally organize a beautiful stationary box I use to store greeting cards, some quite old and others with miscellaneous sentiments. There is also a tiny drawer stuffed with envelopes stuffed with papers. This is the stuff I saved . . .why? So here they are:
The why did I save this item: a 9-page article from a Readers Digest dated 11/10 titled, “50 Secrets your pilot won’t tell you.” It is in no way funny. Everyone as some trepidations when they fly and after reading this, I had more. I wondered if the article could be found again, so I Googled the author, Michelle Crouch. http://mlccommunications.com had found the article, albeit updated. So now what do I do with my old copy? Hmmm.
For the now why . . . do I still have this item: another Readers Digest article dated 05/10 titled, “Memory Is Overrated,” by Cathleen Schine. Find her at http://www.cathleenschine.com/bio. She writes about memory lapses. We all have them at various ages, but she said she "lived in this land where everyone looks familiar but no one has a name." I had to agree with her on some areas of forgetfulness, but stopped at her reasons for hers. Interesting read, but I don't think I'll save this. I might stick it in a book I'll donate and let someone else find this little treasure and take away something that they identify with.