An old gift reveals a new surprise
I could so relate to your efforts to purge the “stuff” accumulated over a lifetime. I loved how you received a message from your mother years after her death. Beautiful story!
The classic McGuffin - I love it!
“I am a duck.” Very sweet. And yes, if we’re lucky and will listen, people from our past do speak to us.
My mom is also from Minnesota and had this Hummel along with many more. I think she collected them because her mom’s maiden name is Hummel! I don’t recall if it’s a relation or coincidence.
She died last year, but we had downsized her a couple times over the years and we sorted through so much stuff. Every time I face a box of my own incidentals I think to myself, Do I get rid of this now or leave it for my kids to deal with when I’m gone? 😂
Love the relationship of figuring out any connection. It seems we all might have a piece or two from mom in our boxes as to 'why? Thank you!