Can we stop keeping everything?
I mean, we had to buy stuff for our wedding.
Then my parents inherited all of my grandparent’s stuff.
And one day we will inherit all of my parent’s stuff.
Our houses are not big enough for this.
Maybe we could start an antique shop though?
I can never get used to the thousands of antique shops along the roads, all bulging with authentic and attested trash from an earlier time. I believe the population of the thirteen colonies was less than four million souls, and every one of them must have been frantically turning out tables, chairs, china, glass, candle molds, and oddly shaped bits of iron, copper, and brass for future sale to twentieth-century tourists.
-John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley In Search Of America