On The Subject of Sentimentality

A small, blue suitcase with “I’m Going to Grandma’s” printed on the front.
A suitcase given to me when I was 5 years old.

When I was 5 years old, my parents gave me the blue suitcase pictured above. As a 5-year old, it was a prized possession. We made a regular practice of staying with my mom’s sister — who never married nor had any children of her own — on weekends. Well into my teenage years, I used this little, blue suitcase to pack my clothes for the overnight stay with our favorite aunt. (I know, you’re not supposed to have favorites, but I spent…

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Aaron Pace

Aaron Pace

Married to my best friend. Father to five exuberant children. Fledgling entrepreneur. Writer. Software developer. Inventory management expert.