pink porches: Salome's Spoons
This is so touching. (Click the link above to read the story.) It made me tear up to read it; even though it was made up for the most part.
"Old things" are not just cast off junk.... they have a past; a story; and untold memories. Yes, stuff is stuff.... but stuff can hold such a deeper meaning.
Even though I love auctions, I always find them sad events; the selling off of someone's things; their stories forgotten, often forever. Makes me think twice when I buy an antique thing - even something so simple as a silver spoon........ *sniff*