Wednesday, March 16, 2011

HOW THE DEAD TALK BACK

I stated in my prior post, Ashes to Ashes, that I went to a wonderful, but strange estate sale last weekend. Here are few more pieces to show and tell. So this is the tell part. The last descendant of this family line lets say his name was John, well John was living with a man, let say David. Well it seems, John, while still living with David, decided he wanted to be Jenny. So I was told, David, while now living with Jenny, decided he now wanted to be Denise. So it was Jenny and Denise living in this big old house. Are you still with me , confusing I know.


I was told they were a happy couple and lived for many years in the big old house. I hope so. As I look at all the photos of dead relatives I wonder who were these people. I have many questions in my mind about the their world back then, the clothes, the silver, did they entertain often, were they social? All these things entertain me and take me away from  the present world tragedies. I need to escape.

As sad as estate sales can be, we won, they loss, in a way isn't it the ultimate recycling. It's passed on to me, you, and to anyone else who cares to own some of their history. Nothing is used, it's already there given to us by the deceased.  Maybe, in some way, that is how the dead talk back.





13 comments:

boromax said...

I just love these pictures! And the tale... which seems to need a bit more fleshing out (so to speak). I often wonder if anyone will care to offer any of my "stuff" for sale or just toss in a molotov cocktail and run away.

Tabitha said...

Kevin that's one if the most beautiful poignant posts I've ever read.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Cool treasures! I like them all.........Julian

DearHelenHartman said...

Lovely. I also get names at estate sales, it is being entrusted with a piece of personal history.

lvroftiques said...

Well John/David-Jenny/Denise would certainly have A LOT of stories to tell! I wish I could've heard them. But it would be interesting to ferret out some of the possibilities from their belongings. You can tell so much from what people collect. Were they well traveled? Did they love books and music? Each sale a little mystery....so yes the dead do talk back. Sometimes softly...and other times Ai chihuahua! I hope my sale will YELL joyfully! *winks* Vanna

vignette design said...

Such a thought provoking post. I used to work for a large estate sale company and I couldn't help wondering the same things as I was going through the stuff. Who were these people? What were their lives like? I wonder what people will think of me after I'm dead and gone and my stuff is for sale! John and David, or rather Jenny and Denise sound like interesting people. I would have loved visiting this estate sale. ~Delores

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

We all seem to be interested in what will happen when we are gone. Human nature I guess. My thoughts are always who will burn those certain photos, you know the ones, yes, those.

Mlle Paradis said...

gorgeous things. oh i do think it's a way for people to hand on their "chi".

Mark D. Ruffner said...

A great posting, Kevin! Wouldn't it be interesting if John and David's tastes changed after they were Jenny and Denise. Or were Jenny and Denise still lusting for old carpentry tools?

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Loved this post, Kevin. Made my day.
Catherine

W.E. said...

Looks like Jenny and Denise were quite handy gals...love the collection of well-used tools!

Jana said...

What a beautiful post. There are a whole group of people put off by estate sales, the idea of pawing through someone's belongings after they're gone. It's just stuff--and isn't it better to find the things in there original setting?

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