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After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents first for their senile fatherand then for their cantankerous ninety three year old mother author Plum Johnson and her three younger brothers experience conflicted feelings of grief They Left ePUB #232 and relief when their mother the surviving parent dies Now they must empty and sell the beloved family home which hasn't been de cluttered in than half a century T. So here's an interesting concept instead of clearing out our possessions before we die author Plum Johnson urges us to leave everything for our children to sort on the grounds that it will lead them to better understand our lives That's what happened when her own parents died leaving a massive house full of stuff ranging from valuable antiues to pockets full of used Kleenex It took her about a year to sift everything and her personal journey through the lives of her parents made her a better person or at least a happier one The book might have been less interesting if it hadn't been for her parents who had strong personalities and led adventurous lives The house itself was the main character in the book a huge historic home on the banks of Lake Ontario Since I love old houses I found this non fiction book uite fascinating And of course now I have an excuse not to throw anything away

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They Left Us EverythingCcentric family growing up in a small town on the shores of Lake Ontario in the 's and 's But unearthing new facts about her parents helps her reconcile those relationships with a accepting perspective about who they were and what they valued They Left Us Everything is a funny touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future. At the end of our lives we become only memoriesIf we're luckysomeone is passing those down An absolutely beautiful memoir about the love and lessons learned from our parents I laughed and I cried a few times while reading this book and I suppose it makes me a little lost for words Well worth the read

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summary They Left Us Everything ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò [BOOKS] ✯ They Left Us Everything By Plum Johnson – Danpashley.co.uk After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents—first for their senile fatherand then for their cantankerous ninety three year old mother—author Plum Johnson and her tWenty three rooms bulge with history antiues and oxygen tanks Plum remembers her loving but difficult parents who could not have been different the British father a handsome disciplined patriarch who nonetheless could not control his opinionatedextroverted Southern belle wife who loved tennis and gin gimlets The task consumes her becoming rewarding than she ever imagined Items from childhood trigger memories of her e. The author states 'My six week plan to sort through clutter has taken sixteen months'p266This award winning memoir took me four days with the necessary interruptions of life to read It was a classic case of 'I couldn't put it down'This book is so much MORE than cleaning clutter from an old house It is a fascinating book with a history of a fascinating family The house is like a museum people lived and died in the house The house held the joys and sorrows of an extended family of means and tragedies Astounding historical records of this talented family were uncovered and the psychological issues behind them There were artifacts centuries old within this houseThe writing is poignant evocative nostalgic and artistically so competent wrapped in a gentle aura of humour I can't praise this book enough I will probably re read it and weep and laugh once Exceptional work from Plum Johnson