Estate Sales

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    They make me sad. Lots of people..including myself...trouncing around in someones home, handling things that were loved by the now deceased owners, snooping in closets, drawers, seeing items priced on tables. All those things...beloved, enjoyed, cared for. Now, available for all to see because the people who bought them, cherished them, decorated with them, cooked with them...are dead. Is it just me that thinks of the people that USED to live there with their precious items instead of just looking at "stuff"?
     
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    Hi Grace,
    No it is not just you. Sentimentality sets in when we are born.
     
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    It's truly alright Grace. Having done auctions and estate sales I look at it like this. It's the LAST act of greed before something is loved again.
     
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    estate sales are an act of greed? apparently you have never closed a house after a loved one's death.....are the kids or kin suppose to absorb all the belongings...can you imagine how that would crowd a two bedroom apartment? or one may pay storage fees for how long?
     
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    If you don't mind. What is the last act of greed?
     
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    Family members taking their cuts. That can get nasty.
     
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    Okay DF I agree.
     
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    i have no clue what family members taking their cut and estate sales have in common...by the time one completes an estate sale their hearts have been shattered again and again....by each decisions of what to keep and what to sell or trash....somehow i just had no use for a collection of over 100 salt and pepper sets....you can donate...you can sell but in the long run unless you are wealthy you cant keep it all....it adds up from generation to generation
     
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    I went to an estate sale this past friday. Beautiful house, lots of nice things. I didn't think about the survivors of the deceased. I thought of the deceased....and wondered when she bought those marble eggs now sitting on their delicate stands on my window sill. I wanted the wicker patio set but don't have a place for it so didn't buy them...but as I wandered their yard, I wondered how many times they sat out there listening to the birds, having lunch maybe, did they listen to a radio as they ate or did they have back yard parties? Every room...I wondered. And yep. Made me sad.
     
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    I guess if one looks at it like DF said... my greed of wanting something nice for myself..and everyone else there hauling stuff out of that home and in to their cars....those people's beloved belongings continue to live for them in someone elses house...loved all over again by someone new. Which means the deceased are not really forgotten at all..they live on in their personal style of decor via someone else's admiration for that style.
     

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