A friend and neighbour now needs to downsize for health reasons and as such has started to find new homes for some of her beloved antique furniture. In particular, she is hoping that family members will agree to remove (and keep) her very old large Dining room set. No one appears interested in owning the entire 3 piece set however. Although she’s obviously disappointed that her family doesn’t seem to value these family antiques she realizes that she must get rid of them sooner rather than later. Someone else I know also has numerous collections of small items (Christmas miniature villages etc.) and was buying and collecting over the years with a view that these would some day be passed down to family as keepsakes. However, they have expressed no interest whatsoever so that is not going to happen. I’ve heard similar stories from others. Years ago, when each one of our parents passed away, we had to go through all the “stuff” left behind. It took some time to make decisions as to the future of their countless possessions plus clean up etc. of their home/apt. for resale. As a result we now try and pass down to family, whatever old/antique items we can and if there is still something we no longer want then we’ll get rid of it whatever way we can. IMO, what is one man’s “treasure” is not necessarily true for someone else, family or not.