Why Do We Keep Heirlooms? Because We Can’t Hold On to the People Who Once Owned Them.

Looking for those we’ve lost in the items they owned

Nicholas E. Barron
Jul 27 · 3 min read
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We hold on to things because we can’t hold on to people.

My husband and I have an assortment of serving dishes my maternal grandmother, whom we grandkids called mammaw, once owned.