I guess everyone has a memorable relative or two don’t they? Mine was my Aunt – she was a massive political fanatic and collector of books, material (as in sewing material), china and shoes. As in over collector really. Her apartment was jam packed with items. You had to move books aside just to sit down!
Chris has an Aunt that’s quite similar in some ways. She’s a pack rat as well but she’s fascinated with collecting papers and books. She used to be a teacher and she kept all her students old tests and things like that. She’s also extremely religious so a good portion of the papers she collects are newsletters from church and so on. Like my Aunts apartment, Chris’ Aunts home is also jam packed with stuff. There are rooms you can’t even get into I’m told. Oh yeah, she’s very selective as to who she lets into her home – only a few people are allowed in regularly.
The reason why I’m bringing this up is because Chris’ aunt regularly sends us items. It could be anything from religious jewelry to religious booklets to information about a Church in Toronto and so on.
Do you have any relatives that stand out like the two that I’ve mentioned? Pack rats or obsessed with some ideal?
Don’t get me wrong both of these ladies are wonderful kind people … their just a little obsessed.