I am in New Jersey today at the home where I was raised and where my parents still live–at least for the moment. I am sorting through the material culture and paperwork that has defined my life for nearly five decades. My parents have sold the house and are moving to the Philadelphia-area to be closer to my younger sister.
This is not an easy task. Right now I am staring at a 1979 issue of Football Digest with O.J. Simpson on the cover. Do I throw it away or keep it? And what about the fourth grade “report” on the digestive system? What about all the newspaper clippings from the 1980 Olympic hockey team or the AP US history notes? How about my high school lacrosse practice jersey?
My work is cut out for me. I will be back on the blog soon. I am seeing a lot of good Believe Me news out there today and I will be sure to post about it. Stay tuned.