Keepsake Boxes for our parents’ stuff

My sister called asking for my help to sort out our parents’ stuff. She was crying when she told me she saw papa’s driver’s license. She’s been clearing her house of boxes and old stuff when she encountered the boxes that had our parents’ personal belongings. She couldn’t decide which ones to keep, donate, throw away. I volunteered to help her out.

I went to Michael’s to buy keep sake boxes. My suggestion to Aileen was to keep the things we wanted to keep as mementoes from our parents in a box as big as a shor box. This forces us to choose which ones we find important and to also,limit the storage space. I ended up buying several boxes. bumili na rin ako for me and Edmund. This may sound morbid but I bought two boxes where I will put items or written instructions to my children for my funeral. I know that sound sad but this is a reality we cannot escape. I just want to make it easier for my children to decide what to do when that sad day happens. I will put photos, suggested flower choices like ayaw ko ng stargazer kasi parang amoy patay, pero for Edmund, he likes starbazer. I will list na the music choices. Ayaw ko ng malungkot baka maiyak ako. I will also choose my photos na, baka mamaya hindi maganda mapili ng mga anak ko kasi rush, kung anu-sno namalng. Kay Edmund na lang, he doesn’t like photos na nakapikit sya. Pipili na ako ng pictures nya na gwapo sya at nakadilat. What else do I need to put in the box?

to be continued


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