Has anyone watched that TV show Hoarders! Sometimes I can watch it and sometimes I can’t. Today I watched a man that can’t give up anything. His house was like a giant garbage heap. He said his reason for hoarding was that it started when members of his family died. I know that losing a loved one is very difficult and each individual deals with it a bit differently. When my mother and father passed away my sisters asked me if I wanted anything of theirs. I told them to light a match and burn the whole house up! It might sound mean to you but the life that I lived growing up in their home was something I try to forget. When my husband Mel died I wanted to give everything I had away. It was like I needed to start all over again. I didn’t want anything. I gave away all my crystal and china and all my knickknacks. I just wanted to keep the basics! Like I said everyone reacts differently to death.. Growing up, bad memories. Taking care of my husband for 14 years, bad memories. So this is how I deal with death! My husband used to tell me ”the living go on living” I will tell you one thing, it’s been six years since my husband passed away and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him.