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Life gone: bits and pieces left.

by LindaRoss on August 18, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


When my mom died, I did not know what to do with her left over personal items: toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush, makeup, lipstick...all the bits and pieces that made up the contents of her life...what do you do with those personal items? I cried as I packed them carefully away in her small suitcase.

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