From the Fortress of Solitude
I found several pictures of the oldest Delgrosso children taken when they were younger and put them into a short slide show. The pictures were found in a box of old photos in Luella's closet. Luella and Charles have started the long overdue 'decluttering' of their home. It took them a lifetime to accumulate the stuff and I told them that it cannot take another lifetime to get rid of it. My point was simple enough. They are both in their 70's and need to start thinking about living a simpler, less cluttered life.
"When you die, much of this will be thrown away," I told them recently. "How would we know what's important and what isn't? You need to start the sorting process - keeping what is most important and tossing the unnecessary."
Dad's hours have been cut back at Walmart, leaving him extra time to persuade and help mother into what she considers a Herculean task. This new sorting project will keep them busy for the foreseeable future. I'll post the more interesting pictures as they are excavated from the mounds of 'stuff' occupying every nook and corner of their home.
And now, the short slide show made from pictures recently unearthed in the furnace room.