How Do I Sell My Parents’ Stuff That I’m Sentimental About?

Selling your parents’ belongings after they have passed away can be a difficult and emotional process. Each picture you pick up, every piece of furniture you grew up sitting in, brings back a vibrant memory where you can remember every detail. It’s understandable to feel sentimental about their possessions and to have a hard time […]

Social D

Take away this ball & …tape.

While I grew up listening to mostly hair metal and blues, I got into punk while stationed in Germany. Social D was not exactly the heaviest of punk bands – maybe that’s what made them accessible to those of us who hadn’t heard much of the genre. Coming home in 1991 I would bring this […]

Radio K.A.O.S.

The Tide has Turned on my Radio KAOS Tape

In the early 1980s I heard “The Wall” for the first time and I became in instant Pink Floyd fan. This would be followed by hearing Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and other greats. I progressed through the albums and as a high schooler, began to focus on ousted frontman […]

Portfolio CDs – a Thing of the Past

As cool as the craftsmanship is, I simply could not find a reason to keep this wooden DVD / CD-Rom case anymore. Granted, I held onto it for almost 20 years, but with the creation of this site (and the shrinking of the storage capacity of my now-finished basement), I took a long hard look […]

My First Vinyl – in Cassette Form

The very first album I ever owned was Van Halen – Van Halen. I got it for my eighth birthday, along with some pop rocks, and other ephemera. Having heard it at a relatives house, I instantly fell in love, and knew I had to have it. At seven years old I was already on […]

Ammo Cans – Not Cool Enough to Keep

I held on to these forever; not even sure where I got them. (?) Likely my dad gave me something important / of merit, and it came in an ammo can. Then I kept the ammo can because of the coolness level. But the truth of the matter is beyond the cool factor, the container […]

hyundai cordless drill

Drilling with a Wedding Present

We got a monetary wedding gift from my parents when we were married. I used that to get what I determined to be essential tools and other needs for our house. One of the things I got was this Hyundai drill. This drill setup baby gates, hung curtain roads, drilled drywall screws, and built countless […]

My mom and dad's dining room table, that became mine

The Table that I Didn’t Want to Let Go

My retired mom and dad moved to Philly in 2004. As a result, everything in the house had to go, including mom & dad’s dining room table. That table came with me, and would become the dining room table in our small, first house. At that point my wife and I were actually making an […]