When my mom died eighteen years ago, my siblings divided up her belongings and sent me what was left. That may not sound quite right, but I received some beautiful things! We each did.
I had seven young children. I lived more than a thousand miles away and we were in the middle of moving to another state. I was not in a place to help with sorting out her house.
I’m glad each of my siblings got lovely things they wanted. They tried to be fair in dividing our mom’s treasures. One of my favorite things from her home is now mine. It is a mahogany and glass curio cabinet.
It is filled with special things from her home, my dad’s home, and gifts Ron has brought me from various places. On top is a bronze sculpture mom wanted me to have. Above it hangs a lovely Chinese Cloisonne platter that originally belonged to my grandparents.
We often have families with young children come over to our home. We have a toy cabinet filled with play things and a large play area, but I tell parents there is nothing their children can’t touch except that one corner! It is my treasure corner.