Monday, December 01, 2014

Big Sigh

I did the hardest thing. I started to go through my dad's clothes.

He had quite a tie collection.  None of which are going to Goodwill. There are 3 huge bags of clothes going there, but not the ties.

The ties have sentimental value, and I will give a few of them to my brother and nephews. I bought a bunch of them for him, back in my retail days.

He has some great novelty ties too. There's a few Home Improvement ties, Looney Toons (Marvin Martian!), Heinz, Coke....etc..

We always wanted him to look snazzy, and I enjoyed finding clothes for him.

I hate getting rid of stuff like this. I said the same thing when my grandmother died back in 2008. It feels like I'm throwing him away and my dad's life isn't one that should be cast aside.
He was a good father, husband and friend and casting aside things that were a part of his life feels so wrong.


eViL pOp TaRt said...

I am sorry about your Dad. Going through his things must be heartbreaking.

yellojkt said...

I've seen people make quilts out of old ties in remembrance. It's a nice touch to save them.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry, Andrea. This is such a difficult part of losing someone you love. Feel good about the donations and keep what is sentimental.

Mike said...

That's a hard job to do. Especially so soon afterwards.