January 29, 2010

What Can We Live Without?

In 1968 Preachers Wife and I were perfectly happy to live in a one room apartment. We had just returned from our honeymoon in Dallas to settle down in our first little humble abode. The place was called Davenport Courts. It basically was a hotel room with a small kitchen that could be rented by the day, the week or the month. The cash wedding presents had allowed us to rent it for a whole month. We were so excited. We didn't have many earthly belongings and we really didn't see a need for them, because we were in love. We were just two young kids happy to be building a life together. That was 41 years ago. Since then we've received an education, picked up 3 children, 6 wonderful grandchildren and acquired many friends. We also have accumulated a lot of "stuff" and most of "my stuff" is referred to by her as "junk." So what does one do when you go from having nothing to almost everything and you decide to downsize and simplify your life. In the days, weeks and months ahead I am going to take you on a journey with us as we downsize to a smaller home and a more simple lifestyle. This should be very interesting especially if I choose to give detailed conversations of Preachers Wife and me.


Amy Cheshire said...

Ummmmmmmm, . . . .your gonna need to video these moments and upload them onto blogger for our viewing pleasure. Wait . . . . while I go grab the popcorn! BTW-absolutely LOVE your choice of wording "picked up three children". Creative.

Anonymous said...

I read recently (another of the million downsizing articles by all the clever people) that we don't need "memory things" - the memories are inside us. I admit I love my "things" because they jog my memory! Will love following your "journey"!