The End

Well, all of the pictures of items from the Cunningham house have now been posted. Since only half of the six siblings have managed to make it on to the site to voice their wants, here are my next steps. I am going to make a CD of all of the pictures of the items. I will send a separate CD to David, Carol and Ruth. In a letter accompanying the CD I will let them know that they now have until August 31st to let me know if they want any of the items. They will have to send me, by email or snail mail, a list of the items they want with the exact item number (which is attached to each picture on the CD.) To make things easy and exact I will not take vague descriptions, item names or phone calls. As I get these lists, if I get any, I will update the website with their desires. Please feel free to go through your choices again and add, change or remove items from your wish lists. I will continue to update from the comments.

Once August 31st has passed I will start distributing the items as follows: I will make the ultimate decision as to who gets the item if there is more than one person requesting something. My feeling is that if someone only wants a dozen items and another family member wants hundreds of items, then the item will go to the one who only wants a dozen. If someone wants an item and another family member has said they may be interested in it, the item will go to the one who said they definitely want it. I will try to be as fair as possible.

The letter will also state that there are only two ways to receive your items. I am willing to ship smaller items and some of the less fragile items but whoever I am shipping to will have to reimburse me for the cost of shipping. I ship every week with my eBay sales anyway so it will be easy to just add a few extra boxes. The second way to get your items is once I have let you know that your items are sorted and ready you can come to our house and pick them up. Allowing me the time to presort the items will be faster and easier for everyone. I am going to try and do this as quickly as I can with the goal of finishing this up by Thanksgiving at the latest.

Anything left over that no one has spoken for will be mine to do with as I will. Most of the items will either be sold on eBay (with the proceeds – minus my usual fee – going to Dad), donated to a local charity or traded (most of the non claimed books) for credit. Hopefully you all know that I am trying to be as fair and honest about this as possible. If you have any suggestions I haven’t thought of I’d be glad to hear them. As long as they don’t complicate the process I’m always open to better ideas.

8 thoughts on “The End

  1. Di

    how are your fingers holding up? please add some extra $$ if you receive additional grief!! THANK YOU for all your hard work & Tom for his support! that jumpsuit is not nearly enough pay either! We Love You, Both, God Bless & Keep You two Healthy!

    1. Merrily Carlson Post author

      My fingers are doing well. I had to get new computer glasses to reduce the strain on my eyes though. However that could just be age setting in.

  2. Tom Carlson

    Just in case it doesn’t go without saying …
    … Merrily will put some of the items that are not chosen on eBay. They money received will be put back into Dad’s account.

    So please don’t pick items just for monetary gain … not saying that any of you would …
    … I’m just saying … what am I saying? … Hopefully you all take this as information and not an insult.

  3. Lorraine

    All I can say is “Amen! I am in agreement with all previous postings…. and Yahoo! Well done! Keep up the great work! Thank you so much! ”

    I can’t guarantee I will never sell anything on eBay, but if you look at my history, I’m not very good at selling anything — I keep telling my kids & hubby that when & if I retire, I may try my hand at eBay 😉

    BUT that is NOT the reason I post “Yes” “Maybe” — I will admit that I expect at least one of my offspring to set up a separate household in the next few years so will be passing along some of our household things.

    Perhaps this will prompt a real trip to FL for T-day time deadline.

    Oh, and for the record, the Library of the MAD items…. if someone can come up with a different plan of how to utilize all that for a meaningful cause, PLEASE do so! We really don’t have space to display such a collection; isn’t there a MAD museum somewhere?

  4. Merrily Carlson Post author

    David has received his disc of pictures and let me know that he is not interested in any of the items and figures the pictures are remembrance enough for his family. Just thought you’d like to know.

  5. Merrily Carlson Post author

    Carol’s list: #8 Air Rockets, #174 Bunny Pairs, #186 Opal necklace, #233 Blue Stone necklace, #258 Star Necklace, #314 Police set, #628 Folding Wallet, #654 Airplane, # 708 Large Skillet, #937 Singing Dog, #1319 Pyrex 2 cups, #1385 BHG Binder, #1487 Folding Chair

  6. Merrily Carlson Post author

    Ruth’s list: #84 Crepes & Pancakes, #129 Fibromyalgia Syndrome, #178 Bendix coin, #209 EOS Aura Patch, #216 Long Forceps, #225 Short Forceps, #227 Aura Award, #251 Pain Free Living, #261 Allied Signal Pin, #262 Bendix Coin, #263 Bendix Pin, #269 EOS Pin, #273 JASON Pin, #298 Suitcase, #303 Seatbelt Adjuster, #320 AMC Pen, #324 JWC Pen, #346 Chain Bracelet, #399 Bendix School, #408 Screaming Man, #417 Flight Log, #422 Fill A Tray, #506 English Japanese book, #545 Earth Salt & Pepper Shakers, #558 Jagermeister glasses, #599 Organize Your Closet, #661 Bendix 40 Patch, #666 Expedition Nine, #670 Honorable Discharge, #678 Shuttle 106, #679 Space Data, #686 Aura Launch, #693 Knifty Knitter, #698 Shuttle Discovery, #700 Vaccination Record, #701 Aura March, #702 Aura May, #774 Dad’s Bible, #797 Sewing Machine Needles, #1034 Tiny Metal Bowls, #1045 Egg Beater, #1095 Sudoku Set, #1393 Money Tree, #1459 Tassajava Bread Book

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