Sunday, December 02, 2012
homework assignment for this week
I am not a hoarder. In fact, I'm noted for throwing things away, often things that I later realize that I need. Once, in a frenzy of cleaning up I threw out my paycheck along with the some junk mail. But despite my tidy tendencies, I have a messy desk with paperwork that needs to be addressed - filed, reviewed and thrown out, sorted and organized. And I doubt I could lay my hands on my will without going to the county offices where it is registered. And there are some things I keep for no apparent reason. It is just when my hand is over the trash can that I hesitate and pull back. But as I start looking at my father's home through the lens of him moving, or dying, I realize that I need to do far more to get my act together. Today's column by Michelle Singletary in today's Washington Post should be required reading by everyone, no matter what age or health status. What a gift her friend gave to her friends...."A promise to a friend" by Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, Sunday, December 2, 2012.