Courter: Things I wish my kids would ask me

Courter: Things I wish my kids would ask me

August 2nd, 2013 by Barry Courter in Life Entertainment

Editor’s note

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Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.

<strong>Q: Dad, what&#8217;s the difference between saving, collecting and hoarding?</strong>

A: You&#8217;ve been going through my stuff again, haven&#8217;t you? Seriously, I know you are asking because we are going through your grandparents&#8217; things. I think there are two answers to the question. If you have the room &#8212; and I mean a clean, safe place that is out of the way &#8212; to keep it, then keep it. Stacking it on the floor doesn&#8217;t count. The flip side is, if it hasn&#8217;t been touched in the last year, or it won&#8217;t be touched again in the next 12 months, throw it away. The real answer is somewhere in between.<strong></strong>

- Barry Courter