Today I'm feeling most thankful for my mother's junk! Margaret Troyer was one of those who seemed to keep everything - I have scrapbooks with newspaper clippings about people I've never heard about (mostly from Goshen, Indiana). I have pictures of long lost relatives, friends she went to high school with, and unidentified people (at least a couple hundred). There were graduation cards, birthday cards and corsages. As frustrating as it can be to identify some items I'm very grateful for my mother's keeping them all - they link me to a time before I was.
My sister was here for a visit last weekend and we went through most of mom's photos and scrapbooks. We identified some pictures and items but the majority remain unidentified.