#JusJoJan – January 5th, 2018 – Memories

Day five of #JusJoJan!

I’m going to try to write on each of the prompts!

Today the prompt is:

Your prompt for January 5th, 2018, brought to you by friendly “gender undefined female” (click to read the post) Cage Dunn, is “Memories.” Use it any way you’d like within your post. And make sure you visit Cage Dunn at her blog, “Cage Dunn: Writer, Autory, Teller-Of-Tall-Tales” to read her post and say hi!  😀 Here’s her link: https://cagedunn.wordpress.com/

Thanks, Cage, for a great prompt word!

You should see my house – heck you should see my parents house!

It’s a place those minimalists in you would be itching to declutter!

And believe me, both my mother and I have tried to declutter our respective homes many times. Sure we get rid of many bags and boxes of things, but there are still piles of ‘things’ that we can’t seen to let go of.

Because those ‘things’ that others may see as tat, or unnecessary clutter, are memories.

In the garage of my parents house, are boxes and bags full of items from my brothers and my childhood, and university years. There are boxes of books, films, paperwork, sports equipment, and old toys. Even cassette tapes that no one will ever listen to again!

But they won’t be tossed away recklessly.


My mum lovingingly goes thought boxes and keeps then in order for us to check out, and claim for our own memory chests.

My parents have has so many precious items from various members of our family, gifts from our grandparents who are no longer with us, photos of members of our family who passed away.

My brother and I do say to them to try and get rid of things. but deep down we are just as bad.

He’s lucky because, being in Finland, he is limited to the amount of stuff he can transport back there, but for me, all it takes is a boot-full and I have transported the memories to my house!

My home is a treasure trove of items. thousands of photos, real ones not digital, books, treasured pieces of clothing – all items which make me smile when I look at them.

My children love to look back on old things. They are getting to that age where our memories are of interest to them.

This past summer, when we went to visit my folks, the kids discovered the Cine projector! What a fun evening we had, looking back on these tiny reels of soundless film, showing their mummy and uncle as little tykes! Pops had more squirrelled away, which he couldn’t locate at the time, but there is promise of another evening, where we can revisit memories soon!

Now, having written this, and being still off sick, I may just go and wallow in old memories, checking out some of my old photos!

And no, you’ll never convince me to declutter… NEVER!!!!!

See you tomorrow!

If you want to find a full list of rules and the daily prompts visit here.


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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joey
    Jan 08, 2018 @ 01:28:16

    I’m an opposite, but I love that you cherish so much ❤

    Liked by 1 person


    • Ritu
      Jan 08, 2018 @ 06:51:55

      I think it is hereditary… my Pops is just generally a hoarder and my Mum is like me with the memories, and cherishing things… though God knows who my Brother went on… he’s always telling them to clear things out.. having said that his room is like a treasure trove of trophies from his sporting days and travelling adventures, despite him not living there anymore… maybe he didn’t escape the gene lol!

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  2. Judy E Martin
    Jan 06, 2018 @ 18:51:23

    I am dreadfully sentimental and do not like throwing things out that hold special memories, so like you, my house is full of stuff too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Erika Kind
    Jan 06, 2018 @ 10:59:10

    It is great to dig in memories we treasure. Get back well before school starts again!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. willowdot21
    Jan 06, 2018 @ 00:12:08

    Just as it should be 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person


  5. J-Dub
    Jan 05, 2018 @ 23:21:44

    I am a pack rat recycler … go figure ;). Lol. I dislike clutter but I also have a hard time letting go. Good memories are not clutter. They are rays of sunshine 🙂

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  6. ghostmmnc
    Jan 05, 2018 @ 18:03:21

    I’m the same. Our garage is full of things from my parents and grandparents. All those saved memories are wonderful to look back on, and it’s impossible to just toss them out. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  7. scr4pl80
    Jan 05, 2018 @ 17:24:22

    And by going through them with your kids, you are making more memories! I am in the same boat as you…I’d rather declutter the unnecessary items in the kitchen (think extra pans, pots and those handy dandy kitchen gadgets) than get rid of any memories!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Jan 05, 2018 @ 16:42:07


  9. syl65
    Jan 05, 2018 @ 15:19:06

    Hope you’re feeling better Sister!! Going through those old photos and cherishing some times gone by, the best!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Dan Antion
    Jan 05, 2018 @ 13:00:36

    Those memories are the best 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  11. debyblogs
    Jan 05, 2018 @ 11:01:24

    They serve a great purpose, so we can’t call them clutter. Great read. Enjoy your memories

    Liked by 1 person


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