And then the more personal items began to appear:
- A box of more personal jewelry from Jane, only a few items of which I can guess the significance of.
- Her grandmother's Eastern Star effects: bible, jewelry, ritual book and gavel.
- Jane's baby albums, and various other boxes of items from her childhood.
- Her parents' marriage ceremony and certificate.
- Her grandfather's personal diary, started in 1913.
- A box of her mother's correspondence during WWII, clearly to The Other Man -- and one of her father's early photos, presumably from his first marriage.
The griefquake is mild, but the sense of responsibility is strange and a bit daunting. Jane and I knew each other so well, and yet I only really know our lives together. There is so much history, so many people standing behind her who I never knew. At some point, these boxes must be properly and respectfully pulled out, and those lives explored...