Friday, January 13, 2012

Her Last Drink

My current obsession is hoarding behaviour, the American TV series Hoarders and tossing my own hoard. It's rather wonderful. I watch a little bit of Hoarders and I am inspired to throw out some object I've clung on to for far too long. I don't want to end up like those poor American folks, although I can see I'm going to have to be careful about the animal hoarding. Four dogs, two cats and two pigs - that is Nellybert at the limit.


A friend of mine is helping an elderly relative declutter her house. During the process a cardboard box of assorted glassware was unearthed. The elderly relative said,


Dinnae throw those out! There's a special glass amongst those. It's the glass that Davy's mother took her last drink out of.


Davy's mother was this old girl's mother-in-law and Davy was her husband dead himself this forty years or more.


I told this to Bert.


Imagine! Clinging on to an oul glass because your mother-in-law took her last drink out of it!


I wonder what her last drink was?


Some class of poison? That might explain the sentimental attachment.

8 comments:

Brighid said...

It's not nice to make me snort coffee out of my nose, and mess up my laptop screen...

Nelly said...

Sorry 'bout that.

Ronni said...

Your blog needs a "like" button! I am attempting to de-hoard, as well, though I may need to de-horde to do it.

Nelly said...

Good for you Ronni! One of the things I have learned from watching Hoarders is that many people cling on to things because they envision a future where these will be very important but that this accumulation of crap prevents them from having the present they deserve. I threw out a load of office supplies and stuff left over from my student days. It felt good.

Maldita said...

Came across your blog while looking for another "Nelly's Garden".

Great post;I laughed so hard. Forgive me for being stalker-ish while I go through your old posts :)

Nelly said...

You're welcome Maldita.

K8 said...

I love that show, I have it on in the background when visitors come so that my own house seems cleaner by comparison, works a charm! There was one lady on the show I remember, had to buy the house next door (both pretty large houses!) just for somewhere to put all of her extra junk. The human psyche is amazing.

Nelly said...

I saw that episode too! She was one of the less sympathetic characters too.