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Thread: Alfred's and Fanny's, Ballintoy, Northern Ireland, January 2019

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    Nice One, Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    The people I was visiting were going through his junk but at their own home and binning things. I'd missed one wheelie bin full of family photos but saved the second bin full - the family were wiping out their past like it had never happened. Made me angry and sad too - horrible people!
    I saved and scanned every single image and slide. I then sold them on eBay! Made over £400 by selling what a family didn't care about.
    I still have a few here I think. I suspect they might be those old Victorian images where the deceased are posed into family photos before they're buried. I dunno though.
    You completely missed the point of the families reactions. The most important thing to them was not the monetary value of the items you half inched from the dead man, it was the memories and companionship gained when the old man was alive. To a really close family; it is memories that are important, not the lifetimes dross that we store around us and which only becomes a worry to our next of kin. You made £400 on something that was so unimportant to the family, that they tossed it - good for them! Memories and remembrance are the most important aspects of our late loved ones that we need to cherish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sludden View Post
    I've been enjoying all your posts from Northern Ireland and you've certainly saved the best till last. A very interesting story of lives lived. I always hope that the memories that places like these are happy ones.
    Cheers Sludden...was right at the end of the holiday and a complete surprise find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    You completely missed the point of the families reactions. The most important thing to them was not the monetary value of the items you half inched from the dead man, it was the memories and companionship gained when the old man was alive. To a really close family; it is memories that are important, not the lifetimes dross that we store around us and which only becomes a worry to our next of kin. You made £400 on something that was so unimportant to the family, that they tossed it - good for them! Memories and remembrance are the most important aspects of our late loved ones that we need to cherish.
    He was still alive and simply going into a home for old folks.
    If you met the family you'd realise their ways. The type who only look for money hidden in tins and fight over a tatty old rug when the fella finally passes.

    Yes I made £400. I really don't care! It's just like bagging a bargain on a market stall and offloading onto eBay.
    Full of meaty goodness.

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