these lines come from a young mom
daughter of a former student – we've
kept up over the years here she hits
a bullseye with me I bet many of us:
"When my elderly aunt died the task
of cleaning up her affairs fell to me
her closest relative. She was a painter
writer hoarder – it was a nightmare!
when it came to paper-sorting there was
no rhyme nor reason no filing system her
precious poems medical statements bills
paid and unpaid mixed together in a soup
a little mildew and a few mouse droppings
for added flavor. So anything we can do to
'tidy up' while we are still in this world is a
gift to those we love – they don't need the
headache! Start now, no matter what our
chronological age – for one never knows!"

2021 Jacqueline Jackson

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