Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Old Treasures Unearthed in Shed

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Old Treasures Unearthed in Shed

Article excerpt

Sharyn

O'Neill

Columnist

news@dailymercury.com.au

IN preparation for a garage sale I had been going through boxes that have been stored in our shed.

To help with the process my dad decided to drop off boxes of mine that had been stored in his shed too. That's how it goes, doesn't it?

You leave home but leave your treasured but not essential possessions for your parents to look after forever.

Especially when they live on a property and there are plenty of sheds to turn into storage.

It was like my own personal time capsule. These boxes, delivered with a fine coating of dust from the family farm, unearthed a whole host of memories from my youth.

Christmas and birthday cards, letters and photographs; you name it, these boxes had it. I sat back and read a few letters ... updates from grandparents asking how my studies were going; letters from friends who had left town, talking about our future dreams.

I wondered what they are doing now. …

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