It won't be long now... we have been busy taking things off the walls, sorting out what is going to who, and making the final piles of items that are getting loaded into my steamer trunk.
A few years ago, I found this trunk on the side of the road, destined for a garbage pickup. I loaded into the back of my Heepie Jeepie (1990 Grand Wagoneer) and hauled it home. Here is what it looked like when I found it:
And when I was done with it, this is the final result:
It has been just waiting for a chance to serve it's purpose and now it's time has come. I have planned to load it up with my most memorable keepsakes, and breakables.
And here they are! Included all around the trunk are things like my wedding dress, all my lace curtains, handwoven blankets and framed art prints. Photos, books, albums and yearbooks. Plus the two urns that will be someday be used for our funerals! Each item has been sealed in zip lock bags (thanks Norma for the extra BIG zip lock bags!) and they are packed carefully into the trunk with not an inch to spare!
And guess what???
IT ALL FIT!
It will be sealed shut with pallet strapping wrap and saved in our son's attic. We will open it again if we buy or rent another house, or the kids can open it upon our passing and dig through our mementos.
Now we just have to
lift it up
and haul it out
and load it up into a trailer
and bring it down to Green Bay????