16 September 2009

Wordless Wednesday: File Folders


It isn't the best photo, but I needed to memorialize the contents of a file drawer of my mother's. There's a file in there labeled "Nuts and Cranks" and another labeled "Madness". I don't even know what's in them, but it doesn't much matter, does it? Sometimes you can judge the book by its cover.

21 comments:

FreshHell said...

I love it! Actually, I'm very curious to know what's in them. I would have to open them immediately upon discovery.

Kyddryn said...

I think I love your mother.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

YourFireAnt said...

Oh I love this. She makes file folders like I do. Sticking labels on over previous labels, reusing folders, handwriting things on. It turns into a real mess after awhile, but ... what character!

Your mother was a treasure. No doubt about it. Just looking through that photoessay you gave me the link to last summer was a journey in itself.

T.

painted maypole said...

i'm working on cleaning our office/computer room today and have been filing things. I think I may need to create some more file folders, because I don't think any of mine have nearly as interesting titles

de said...

I would pay you for the privilege of sorting out her belongings, but I'd never get anything much accomplished.

Mental P Mama said...

Your mother could have been one of my best friends. I love these.

kathy a. said...

wonderful, indeed! how can you have not looked through them yet?

kathy a. said...

i'm also curious about "stuff," but that was obviously less interesting stuff.

Bon said...

madness, local history, nuts & cranks...wow. your mom=cool.

mayberry said...

Are you KIDDING? You didn't look?!

Back in the magazine (and snail mail) days, we had both a "crazy" file and a "prisons" file for the wackadoo letters we received.

InTheFastLane said...

Oh man! I would totally need to look. AND, I am thinking of starting a "nut and crank" file of my own...for my children. Love it :)

phd in yogurtry said...

Well *I* am curious about Nuts and Cranks. I mean, really. What would she have filed in there? Clippings of News of the Weird?

Ashley said...

Is that my file cabinet? That lady is da bomb.

Ozma said...

Too amazing and fabulous. I love the file called 'stuff.'

I need to imitate this immediately.

Angeline said...

the labels itself are too tempting...

peaceableimperatrix said...

You really should look. Those are too tempting to leave unread!

Aunt Becky said...

I really, really am curious here.

Gotta Knit! said...

would have enjoyed knowing your mother!

heidi said...

like I needed another reason to go rifling through your mother's house?

Bibliomama said...

The 'A' folder in my filing cabinet is 'Aborted attempts at something literary'. Kindred spirits.

Woman in a Window said...

yes, i am in love.