May 10

Great Questions – Part 2

Posted by lori . 11 Comments



If you’re like me, sorting through your heirlooms, photos and memorabilia can start to feel overwhelming.  So many wonderful things packed full of memories.  How do you decide which things are really important and bring you the most joy?

This month, I’m posing a different question every week, to get you (and me) thinking about what’s most important.  Why does it even matter?  For me…It may help me let go of things that really don’t have much significance to me or my loved ones.  It may help me decide which items I want to pull out of the box, photo album, drawer or closet so I can put them on display, to be enjoyed and talked about.  It may help me identify items whose significance (or even value) I haven’t shared with loved ones.

These questions were inspired by my friend, Amy, and conversations she shared with me.

This week’s question is:

What 5 special things would you grab in a fire?

I don’t have my answers to these questions yet, but they sure are making me think.

Daily Inspiration


The Possible’s slow fuse is lit
By the Imagination.

Emily Dickinson

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11 Responses to " Great Questions – Part 2"

  • Declan says:

    Oooh that’s a good one. For Mum it would be
    Other Mum
    (I think that’s the correct order…!)
    Her portrait of Flynn
    The Laptop

    Deccy x

  • Well, 3 of them would be dogs… then I suppose I would have to take hubby and what do you get next, it would be a mad scramble for the photos that aren’t on the computer.
    Lynne x

  • I love this post. Am going to tell HH to think about these things. She’s trying to sort out her mother’s things and is having a difficult time determining what to keep.

    thanks for this…

    pawhugs, Max

  • Amy Cross says:

    Pets and family are already safely out so you get 5 things…

    1) digital harddrive because it has all our photos from the last 8 years and my portfolio on it
    Hmmm I bet I should copy this and store the copy offsite!!!
    2) my grandma’s 40th anniversary ring (their last together before my amazing grandpa passed)
    3) Eva Zeisel prints
    4) watch Tyler gave me
    5) box of photos (childhood)

  • houndstooth says:

    Four dogs and the laptop! It has most of my pictures, writing and other things on it. Wait! The camera, too… I’ll just assume that hubby grabbed one of the dogs! 😛

  • Bassetmomma says:

    Good question! I’m am always running through my head what I would grab in a fire!

  • Amy Cross says:

    Funny thing is looking around made me realize how much stuff in general that I have that I am not attached to, don’t really use, or is plain worn out. “Nope not grabbing that!”, “Wow why did I even buy that!”
    I think I should be throwing some stuff INTO the fire! lol

    Lori makes me to look at so many things with fresh eyes! It is mostly just stuff and our pets and family are what matter most.

  • Patty says:

    The dogs, of course. My wedding ring.(I don’t always have it on.) My computer. My afghan with the pictures of the dogs. (Yes, I do have it in the RV with me.) I’m not sure of the last item. Maybe it would be my purse so that I have my license and car keys. Most things can be easily replaced

  • Could I stuff all my cuddly toys in my Pedigree backpack and call that one thng?

    The MOTH and the LOTH and the GOTH and the BOTH (the people of the house) would be the other four.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  • Since it says things and not people/animals mine would be:
    1. My photo box/albums
    2. My mom’s baby blanket and the blanket my late great grandma gave me (yea I’m cheating a bit :))
    3. Computer. It has my portfolio and 22,00+ pictures
    4. My camera
    5. I know I couldn’t grab it, but there’s a dressing in my hallway that was my great-great-great grandma’s I’d be devastated if I lost it
    Nola’s Mom

  • It’s strange but I can’t think of a thing. Just Georgia, the man and me I guess. That’s good though, right?

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