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End of an Era

Why Cleaning Out My Childhood Home Was So Heart-Wrenching

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

In 2012, we sold my mother's house. My parents bought the house in 1965, a four-bedroom colonial on Long Island. The 'For Sale' sign on the corner was an insult at first, but we convinced ourselves, my sisters and I, that the house would not sell quickly -- we had plenty of time. We were wrong.