Life is short. Use the good dishes.

tamrawilson Cleaning house, Keepsakes, Old stuff, Uncategorized

Most young adults aren’t into the stuff Baby Boomers have collected. What one generation treasures, the next one rejects. It’s true. The bone china and silver that you registered for when you got married may be relegated to Goodwill. When it comes to stuff, there are two kinds of people: keepers and shedders. I am of the former group mostly, …

Flagpole sitting, flappers, frivolity marked life in ‘20s

tamrawilson 1920s, 1922, Jazz Age, Old stuff, Uncategorized

What did people do for fun 100 years ago? I researched 1920s entertainment for a program I gave recently to my DAR chapter.  The John Hoyle chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is marking its 100th anniversary this year. Our main celebration is planned at the Hickory History Center. There will be 1920s décor, food and tours of Harper House, …

Valentines to last a lifetime, and then some

tamrawilson Cleaning house, Keepsakes, Old stuff, Valentine

My new year’s resolution is to sort through every drawer, closet and cabinet this year. So far I’ve rifled through roughly 1/3 of the house. This past Saturday, I came across a box labeled “Mom & Dad’s Old Stuff.” Inside, as I expected, were their vintage childhood things—a toy iron, child’s safe with a lithographed image of a ship, a …