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    underTheRadar, The Marti

    It's been a very busy few days. My mother died a couple months back. This week a moving van came, delivering my portion of her "stuff."

    It's physically a big effort: organizing stuff, moving stuff around. But emotionally, too. Things that were always part of her house are now at my house, and she is no more. Some things, I remember from my grandparents' houses, too. Helps me realize how my parents did the same thing when their parents were gone. Integrating those various things into my household.

    A friend spent much of the day with me today. We hung mirrors and paintings and photos and so on. The weirdest thing is a pair of "ancestor portraits." They've always been around, but feel preposterous at my house. I'm casual and semi-rustic; they are something entirely different.

    Husband and wife, born 1802, looking 40ish, I'm guessing from the 1840s. Predating photography, painted pretty well. I've seen the pictures all my life, but never knew who the people were until recently.

    Very little time online this week. A bit more physically active than usual. That's probably good for me. Overall, a bit too busy to pay much attention to the world beyond my own concerns just now.

    Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

    by Land of Enchantment on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:09:06 PM PDT

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