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What Did You Learn From The Things Your Parents Left Behind?

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Often when parents pass away, grief isn’t the only thing the kids are left with. Usually a house or an apartment full of their belongings comes with the feeling of loss. Going through the stuff and deciding what to keep, what to toss and what to donate can be a daunting task, but it can also be a time where you learn a lot about them and maybe even yourself. 

But it’s not necessarily an easy task. You can’t keep it all, but you probably want to keep their memory alive somehow. 

What interesting, confusing or shocking thing did you find when you cleaned out your parent’s house? Did you learn something about them you didn’t know before? Join the conversation at 866-893-5722.


Alene Dawson, a lifestyle and culture writer who contributes to the LA Times; she’s written about how we can learn from the death of parents; she tweets @AleneDawson