FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN
/From Hoard to Eternity/
To those of you who responded to my column
two weeks ago about hoarding, I have to confess to a little "disposaphobia"
(fear of getting rid of stuff) of my own. No mom, not the stuff
from my childhood bedroom or even my car trunk (a horizontal
version of Fibber Magee's closet) or my second bedroom, or the
storage closet it took days to clear out....actually, the
admission I was going to make when starting this column was to
apologize for hoarding the responses from the above mentioned
column, but after reading my words, I think I may have bigger
problems to overcome...
So, as they say, "without further Adieu",
here are some of the terrific responses about hoarding:
The term I like the best is "disposaphobia--fear
of getting rid of stuff"... Continued
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the
PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging sponsored an enrichment
symposium in March in Camp Hill, PA....Continued
First of all. I want you to know how much
your web site has helped me and want to thank you very much and
also the letters from all of the wonderful caregivers...Continued
Gary....we appreciated your article covering
hoarding! Please let us know of
any more stories or effective ways of getting some of this stuff
give-away or sold...Continued
The story of hoarding sounds so familiar.
My mom/grandparents went through the same things...Continued
Dad lived through the depression (he passed
away in 1991), and Iíve come to understand that such severe
circumstances can be a factor in hoarding...Continued
Oh, as for the titles, don't worry, I've
saved up a million of them..
Hoard today-gone tomorrow.