Saturday, 7 May 2011
We decided to unpack another box today . . . a box that has been in storage since 2002. My children were amazed by several items. Alex was blown away by some 35 mm negatives. He was convinced that they were from an "old-time movie". Tyler immediately started a history lesson that began, "Back in the olden days, people did not have digital cameras . . . " The box also contained about 30 computer disks - the hard square ones. The kids were all three confused by them. We spent the better part of 30 minutes destroying them just in case they held "sensitive information" (as if anyone still has a computer that could read them). We then spent about 45 minutes shredding the carbon copies of every check that I wrote between 1998 and 2000. Why I saved these is beyond me. My kids were surprised that I used to write so many checks since the ONLY time I write checks now is when I owe money to their school. The box contained two treasures . . . one is a picture of me with my mom and sisters. I look so much like my sister Michelle in this picture that my kids were convinced that it was a picture of her. The second was a wooden shadow box that used to hold my little figurines, snow globes, etc. Hannah is using it to build a library for her American Girl dolls.