The importance of junk

Sylvia dumped the contents of the drawer in the box and put them aside to be tossed into the rubbish bin.

Mandy entered the kitchen with a box of her own and looked over Sylvia’s box curiously, “ have you already sorted out these things Sylvie?

“Oh it’s just junk and I’ll toss it in the dumpster on my way out”, Sylvia said nonchalantly and went on clearing out more stuff from the drawers in the living room of their late mother’s home.

Oh no Sylvie, this is not junk, mom collected each and every thing with care and she had a purpose for them all”

Just look at this card, I made it for her in kindergarten on Mother’s Day and remember this fridge magnet that we bought when we went to Yellow stone park a long time ago”.

Both sisters sat on the floor, going through the box which contained so many memories disguised as junk.

Written in response to Six sentence story, hosted by Denise of Girlie on the edge’s blog




45 thoughts on “The importance of junk

  1. Amazing what memories hidden in boxes are waiting to be reawakened. Before my mom returned home from a stay in hospital I found the old slide projector, and boxes and boxes of slides in her spare room. I know what we’ll be doing after Christmas lunch!

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  2. “Junk” is in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it Sadje. Your Six, a simple, poignant example of how life and our loved one are remembered. Would be nice to think there was at least one keepsake our loved ones would treasure after we’re gone 🙂

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