2010/10/31

Sorting, keeping, throwing away, donating


I wore this every day when I was 13. Went through old stuff in the basement yesterday to decide what to keep for Berlin. I couldn't get rid of this one, it will move to Berlin too :)


My illustrated children's Bible will join too.


A photo of Adolf from 1991 when we were celebrating midsummer's eve. I only have 2 photo albums from my life before the digital camera.


This is too good to throw away, autographs by Sound of Music.


From all my 6 yearbooks I decided to rip out the pages of my classes, this is from 7th grade, we were 13.


This is Johan's, such a beauty - it will move to Berlin and not be hidden in a box anymore.


Some sami stuff from my childhood, I guess I have some sami heritage, but it was something you weren't proud of so no one ever talked about it.


I have so many letters from my sister, this one in particular made me smile yesterday. Dada is what my family calls me.


My diaries from 13-17 years old. I thought they were gone, but yesterday I found them - phew! Will start reading them today.


A picture of Johan as a baby, it always makes me laugh when I see him because he looks like a little old man. It's so much fun to see someone else's basement stuff, because your own stuff is so familiar and not so special - but seeing someone else's is like being at a great fleamarket.

Hi!

30 comments:

  1. the second last diary looks familiar, i had the same one! it's so much fun to read them but a bit embarrassing at times too. ^-^

    so happy to hear you are making your dream true and moving to berlin. i wish you & johan all the best with the big move!

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  2. satu > wow! it must be one of the most popular ones - i saw the exact same one on wednesday in a shop in berlin. thank you for your best wishes, we're so excited (i couldn't sleep tonight).

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  3. oh thanks for sharing this is all so interesting! i would really love to do a similar post except that all (well some, not all, as most of them probably have been thrown out or donated by my parents..) of them are kept at my parents' house back home in indonesia.

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  4. what a great post! i'll have to dig out my yearbook pictures... i remember this side swept hairstyle, i used alot of hairspray back then :)
    how cute are your little sami shoes?! i didn't know it was something not to be proud of. when i was 13 we went to sweden for the summerholidays, and all i wanted to be was a sami and live with the reindeers and go out fishing every day... well, i guess it's a cliché, but i was so fascinated.

    anyway, did you know there is a german punk song called "Dada in Berlin" by "Die Skeptiker"?

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  5. Wow, you're moving to Berlin! Dufte :-) Enjoy reading your old diaries today!

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  6. i'm also happy for you. it will be a great adventure! we moved too just couple of weeks ago, it's a lot of work but also exciting and nice to start something new.

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  7. Vilka underbara minnen som ligger i allt möjligt. tex din skrynkliga t-shirt.
    Skolfotot ser precis ut som min storasysters. Massa minnen massa nostalgi.

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  8. Love this post!
    I also keep diaries since I was 9 to the present day (I'm 30). I read parts of them from time to time and it's always such a moving experience. They always make me cry, or laugh out loud, or be a bit ashamed of myself... :-) I love when I find very detailed descriptions of situations I had completely forgotten. It's like watching a film of your life.

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  9. Vi är samer på farmor sida, längre bak i tiden, och många av mina släktingar är idag renskötande tornedalingar. Men det är som du säger, det har varit lite fult att prata om att vi har sameblod i släkten. Haha, det är ju lite skämsstämpel att vara tornedaling också så egentligen blir det ju dubbel skam. Fast jag är nog stolt över både och, många av mina vänner från Tornedalen/Malmfälten/Lappland känner likadant så det är väl en kulturell renässans på väg.

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  10. so viele schöne erinnerungen tauchen da auf!

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  11. oh such a beautiful photos!

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  12. I loved this post!
    Although I'm not moving anywhere I did the same thing the other day and looked at family albums. It's strange to see my parents the same age as me and younger.
    All your journals look beautiful :) Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I did the same thing last week, it didn't make me too happy though. I've always wanted to preserve my memories like a museum of my life, but it can get a burden. Lately I love to travel light through live, throwing things away, treasuring good memories and get rid of the not so nice stuff, writing my own book of life. So cool and brave that you decided to move to Berlin! I hope this will be the start of (another) great chapter!

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  14. I just asked my mom if we had any Sami heritage, and she told me that her grandmother was Sami. I didn't know that!

    I think this is one of my favourite posts you've made. I love all the pictures (especially the class photo which is obviously from the '90s, judging by all the plaid shirts!) and the feeling of going through all your memories in preparation for an exciting move. So much fun!

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  15. Wonderful post! Moving is always a lot of work, but I think the sorting, reevaluating, remembering and purging is good for the soul.
    The Sami boots are so cute!

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  16. One more reason to dig your blog. Funny and entertaining posts like these. Make me miss my archives though :)

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  17. Wow, treasure hunting in the basement:)
    I had a similar kind of diary like yours nro 5. I was also just thinking of my old diaries, they are on somebody´s attic.. i should also get them before they are gone. Even i feel also embarrassed to read them..

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  18. Such a nice reminiscence, fueled by an exciting change in your lives... enjoy sorting and preparing for your new life in Berlin!

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  19. I love looking through old relics like these.

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  20. I love seeing these sort of photos from other peoples' lives. I'm about to google Sami heritage - it sounds interesting :)

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  21. What a coincidence, I'm in the midst of deciding what to keep from the basement too. My diaries go in the bin, as for lots of letters and photos. It's just too much to keep it all (but I keep one letter from each friend)

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  22. All this stuff is brilliant! This is why I love moving a lot, you always find great stuff packed somewhere and it deserves to be seen.

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  23. So nice and beautiful memories came to the light for you. It is always surprising to poke around old stuff you've long forgotten. ;)

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  24. i love the fact that you celebrate midsummer's eve. i got me thinking how different our customs are even in europe! today it's the day of rememembering the dead in slovenia ... gloomy weather too. i'd love to be in the middle of summer right now.

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  25. i love that you have a illustrated children's bible. i thought i had one too somewhere but not as cool as yours. that is definitely a keeper {although that picture looks quite frightening}.

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  26. johanna vilhelmina02 November, 2010 15:16

    åh! allt du lägger upp är så himla fint. berlin är verkligen inte dumt heller, var där i somras, ända tills mitt besök i eberswalder var jag inte särskilt imponerad men sedan sprack det. sen dess har jag mest drömt om att kanske göra utlandsstudier, ett år eller så, i berlin. en vän till mig jämförde london och berlin, nu har han visserligen inte besökt berlin utan bara antar - men jag kan personligen då jag besökt båda säga att berlin var en upplevelse medan london var en utflykt. ibland önskar jag till och med att jag inte varit i berlin, det förstörde gråa, gråa göteborg med sina klottersaneringar och systembolag och människor man sett tusen gånger om. nu var jag negativ, men du kanske förstår ändå. dessutom - tips! om du inte redan vet det så kan man om man en gång köpt inträdesbiljett till berlin zoo gå dit hur många gånger man vill under ett år framöver. för mig som är en cykeltönt har jag en tanke om att man kan cykla till jobbet därigenom. eller, tanken var inte helt min egen, för jag såg andra göra det. men det gör mig så glad att tänka på - att man kan cykla igenom zoo:et varje dag från och till jobbet och titta på djuren.

    det var nog allt. kan du inte posta lite från dina dagböcker om det inte vore allt för privat? och inte sådär niotillfem-igt, utan bara ärligt. puss & kram.

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  27. thanks for the tour! good stuff.

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  28. You should be proud to be same!
    it is a wonderful people who live in extreme condition with clever understanding of nature and their surrounding!

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  29. Kia ora from Aotearoa/New Zealand,
    You have very beautiful pictures. Very sad however to be reminded that people are/have been ashamed of their indigenous heritage :(
    Amy

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  30. I love the flannel shirts in your class pic! : )

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