My God, this piece resonates with me…paragraph by paragraph. Maggie at Behind the Door really puts the pieces together for her life as a child of a hoarder and the hindsight that brings clarity. I look forward to more input from Maggie and Julia. Very nice work Maggie!
Maggie discusses her dad: “He was also worried about losing track of potentially important paperwork, so every receipt, utility bill and bank statement since he came home from World War Two were tidily bundled into neatly labeled boxes, large and small. As the information in the boxes became outdated, the boxes moved to the attic or garage, just in case of the highly unlikely event that someday he might be audited, or that someday the bank or a utility provider might need proof of a bill being paid fifteen years previously.”