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Re: My mother is a hoarder

Posted by 64bowtie on May 1, 2012, at 5:09:15

In reply to My mother is a hoarder, posted by Dinah on April 30, 2012, at 18:20:49

My dear Dinah,

Otherwise, how are y'alls doin'??? I miss our discussions; and a not so veiled sense of caring we seem to share...

Hoarding is still a compulsion; a sort of "cogniphobia", as in a fear of thinking in the present, how painful it would be, to be without "something" when you truly needed it...

I gets wacky when the hoarder can never find any item so designated as a "must have", or an article in the endless stacks of newspapers, or their favorite recipe in those piles of books and magazines, or the cash and or checks socked away for emergencies...

A friend of mine helped fumigate a fourplex where the lady had died... Yes, all four apartments were stacked 6ft high separated by paths to navigate her "riches"... They found $8,000 in cash stuffed here and there, along over $30,000 in uncashed checks... Her cruel irony is that she couldn't find any of it when she needed it...

Relate this story to your Mom, and pass on my belief that she is a better person who simply needs a better vision for tomorrow...

Stay safe and find joy every day...





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