The girls are here - well, 2 of the 3.... they have packed up ma's clothing - decided what has value and what is garbage.
And now they are divvying up the elephants - the herd that once my mother in law collected - taking turns to pick, to be "fair"
I chose mine first. It's nothing fancy - just a small wooden elephant. No value, so the girls don't mind. Elephants never forget. An appropriate momento of her, I thought. It is all I want.
The jewellry box is next. They are waiting for me to leave ...to go for my walk. So that they can squabble and divide the spoils that really matter - oh and the china cabinets are about to be emptied out now too, apparently.
I will be very glad when this is done.
I'm going for my walk now.
I think, today, I will walk slowly. Perhaps, if I'm lucky, they will finish before I return.