Operation Cleanup

It’s been on my mind since weeks. Well to be honest, months. But the moment I would think about starting my spring/ summer/ autumn cleaning, something more urgent would come up ( procrastination, definitely).

So this Sunday, I finally got my dusting rag, my trash bin and a cup of coffee ( you need to be stimulated) and attacked one of my cupboards, to start the process.

As was sorting my things and clothes, I noticed a piece of paper sticking out of one of the Drawers, I tried to pull it out but it didn’t budge. Intrigued, I opened the drawer to investigate. It was part of an envelope stuck under a pile of documents and other paraphernalia found in this sort of place. I rescued the envelope and looked inside. It had a few photographs and an old letter. Now suddenly it all came back to me. Some months ago, my maternal uncle gave this to me and said that these are few pictures of my mother when she was young and the letter written by her to my grandmother. I had just glanced at them at the time and had put them here to get back later. Well it was a rare treasure find. My mother passed away due to illness when I was a kid and I don’t have any clear memories of her.

It was a poignant moment! I was happy to be looking at her pictures from that long ago time and was sad for the fact that I never got to know her.

Anyway, the operation cleanup was sort of derailed after that. I spent my time looking at those pictures and well, later didn’t felt up to the task.

Another day, I will clean my closets and cupboards. Maybe will find other treasures!

Thanks for visiting my blog. What treasures do you find in your drawers? Please share! Waiting for your feedback and comments.






50 thoughts on “Operation Cleanup

  1. What a lovely find. Make sure you label your photographs for future generations. We have piles of old family photos and we hardly know who any of the people in them are. The people who knew have passed on.
    But as Alice says above, it would be super to have a peek.

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    1. I am thinking of scanning all old photo albums ( the hard bound ones, we used to have in our childhood) and saving them. It’s easy to misplace or lose the pics in these days of hyper activity. I will post them some day. Have to get all clear from my brothers. Thanks for the lovely comments.


  2. I am a hoarder of photographs because they recall the times I have lived through – both the happy and the sad. I would have done the same thing in your place. Dust balls are not high on my list of priorities, and especially not when there is treasure to ponder over such as old photographs and letters.Great post!

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  3. at the moment I’m trying to find a suitable “container” for a collection of my art program photos – and that has been entertaining “finding” completely unsuitable “containers” – many of which already have already more interesting things to check over, a bit like your errant envelope and it’s contents…

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