The following is excerpted from No Thanks Mom: The Top Ten Objects Your Kids Do NOT Want (and what to do with them) by Elizabeth Stewart.
In the following list of the Top Ten Objects Your Kids Do Not Want — inspired by conversations (or lack thereof) about my keepsakes with my 30-year-old son, Lock, and his wife, as well as by similar conversations I’ve had with hundreds of boomer clients and their millennial heirs — I will help you find a remedy for dealing with...
We were sitting in the coffee shop
Telling lies and swelling tea
When the subject of our treasures rose
Mainly those belonging to me
I thought about the question
And all the stuff I've come to cherish
50 years I've been collecting things
Where'd they go if I should perish
You see my kids, they're not mechanical
Though I taught them the best I knew
To save these things all wizzy
Some were rolled, a lot were new
Now the barn's right full of old car parts
Some fenders, lots of chrome
But I just...
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