[SCA-AE] SCA Pack Rat
RoseThorne at att.net
Tue Sep 22 07:32:47 EDT 2009
For many years, I kept everything from business meetng minutes to old membership cards (I was going to put those in a scrapbook someday, I think).
I hauled that ever increasing pile o'papers with me 18 times in 10 years. The joys of college apartments and being a military dependent! Then after the last move, I decided enough was enough. I kept the Tournaments Illuminated--all 20 in a couple of those plastic magazine holders. Got a small briefcase sized hanging file folder and keep my Known World Handbook, event ideas and old event plans, and a file for all wonderful comics out of the Pikestaff. My concession for holding onto kingdom newlettters is a 3 ring binder with months of the year separators. I punch holes in the new AEstel and chuck out last years. I also put the Law & Policies, whatever office I'm holding handbook, and local group contact list in the binder.
Good luck with your sorting and enjoy the memories! You could probably write a best selling memoir!
*Having moved ALMOST all of the stuff from my mother's house to my own (I
admit, there are still boxes of books in her attic), quite a lot of my house
now looks like a warehouse/landfill. For example, I used to be able to eat
on my dining room table, or my kitchen table, and I used to be able to park
both my car and my truck in the garage.
Today, I am trying to sort out enough that there is more than a pathway
through some rooms.
Does anyone else keep such things as 1988 Board MInutes (July) still in the
mailing envelope? It is bad enough that I had to open several mailing
envelopes to see what issues of ElfQuest comics I have (several years
worth!), but I keep finding things like Board minutes, Concordia of the
Snows minutes and newsletters, and I have a file drawer of old Pennsic
booklets, including a very early one that is no more than a pamphlet. I
have a huge collection of old EK Pikestaffs! I very carefully filed them by
I am trying VERY hard to throw such things out (25 years in the SCA worth!),
but honestly, is it just me?
THL Rowena, in Coppertree*
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