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Mon Feb 24

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DorothyM posted to the Get Organized! board. 11:27 AM

The Memory Stone

This is the last part of an eight-part series.

The idea, he said, is to take a stone you like and walk through the house and gardens, projecting your memories onto it. At the end, you take the stone to an artisan, and have it made into [more]

Sat Feb 22

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DorothyM replied to the Get Organized! board. 11:38 PM

Re: Weighing the Ice Cream

Dorothy: Thank you so much for posting this series. I hope we get to see the last two as well.
Barbara


How very nice of you to say this -- I've just posted #7. I was beginning to worry that by posting all of them I am (as my [more]

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DorothyM posted to the Get Organized! board. 11:34 PM

To Read or Not to Read?

This is the seventh part of an eight-part series.

As I read, an odd sensation steals over me. It’s partly wistfulness, as I think of all the things I didn’t have a chance to talk to her about. But there’s something else, too. In these [more]

Fri Feb 21

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DorothyM posted to the Get Organized! board. 12:05 AM

Weighing the Ice Cream

This is the sixth part of an eight-part series.

When my father and his sister were kids, they were so anxious that neither should get more than the other that they used to weigh their helpings of ice cream. My brother and I congratulated [more]

Thu Feb 20

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DorothyM posted to the Get Organized! board. 11:57 PM

A Piece of DNA

This is the fifth part of an eight-part series.


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Tue Feb 18

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DorothyM posted to the Get Organized! board. 10:45 PM

54 Drawers

This is the fourth part of an eight-part series.

I found a life, in paper.

What to do with it all? How to deal with someone else’s memories, someone else’s interests? What to keep, what to throw away?

How to decide?
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DorothyM posted to the Get Organized! board. 10:43 PM

Stalin and Soap

This is the third part of an eight-part series.

Stuff. Huge quantities of stuff.

For example: a bag of Christmas cards from 1991. Family photos, grinning Santas, cavorting Rudolphs, wintry scenes. But some of the senders are dead
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DorothyM posted to the Get Organized! board. 10:30 PM

Scenes of Confusion

This is the second part of an eight-part series.

But when the box was half-empty, I discovered a scrapbook I had made after a trip to Germany when I was 14. It was full of bus tickets. In fact, it was the most boring scrapbook I have ever [more]

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DorothyM posted to the Get Organized! board. 10:22 PM

Home, Dismantled

First in an 8 part series:

But whatever the reason, to anyone who suggested that maybe he did not need all the stuff, my father would invoke the great psychologist William James, who wrote that the loss of possessions gives “a sense of [more]

Mon Dec 2

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DorothyM posted to the Get Organized! board. 1:46 PM

Dr. Ruth's cluttered apartment

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/realestate/dr-ruth-westhei...

I tried to find a paragraph to quote, but couldn't [more]

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