I suspect Mom threw out all my old pics

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    Jul 08, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    I keep on asking Mom for my knapsack with my old pictures and yearbooks but she always comes up with an excuse. Apparently, it's buried in her closet and it's too chaotic for her to fetch. Her place is immaculate and clean.

    I love my Mom, but I think she threw out all my stuff in the move. The "post an old pic of yourself" thread really brought me down. I have a few pics left from 2000 but most of it is lost. I feel like a part of me has been erased.
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    Jul 08, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    Put her in a shitty nursing home when the time comes. Revenge is sweet.
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    Jul 08, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    If she has moved, it could be unintentional. Things can get lost in a move. Maybe she feels bad and is trying to avoid telling you.
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    Jul 08, 2012 6:51 AM GMT
    Back when I was a teenager, my mom's bf got jealous of me, and tore up all my grade school pictures...luckily, my auntie and some family friends had copies.


    So do some poking around, and don't give up!
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    Jul 08, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    wade_in_BC saidBack when I was a teenager, my mom's bf got jealous of me, and tore up all my grade school pictures...luckily, my auntie and some family friends had copies.
    So do some poking around, and don't give up!
    Wow, he sounds like a real creep.
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    Jul 08, 2012 6:57 AM GMT
    your mom seems like a total cunt.
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    Jul 08, 2012 6:58 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    wade_in_BC saidBack when I was a teenager, my mom's bf got jealous of me, and tore up all my grade school pictures...luckily, my auntie and some family friends had copies.
    So do some poking around, and don't give up!
    Wow, he sounds like a real creep.


    He was...he died some time ago, so no worries.
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    Jul 08, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    Part of moving out and growing up I guess.
    My parents moved while I was in the Navy. I sometimes spot my stuff at my sisters houses and recently went off when I found my niece had sold my Atari deluxe console on eBay. Not, that I even remembered it till she mentioned how crazy people were for that old stuff, but damn, I saved for months for that; two freak-en paper routs..
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    Jul 08, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    That's crazy that your mother would do something like that. If you love your mother and she.. you (and has no issues with you) .. why would she?
    I can't imagine a mother doing something like that. My older brother and I dont' get along, but I dont' go and throw his pics out!

    Don't harp on the concern. I would wait until you are at her home and can ask her for the pics in person. If she gives you the same answer, then I would say, it's a time for a major discussion. I would find a loss of my childhood pics
    a major issue. If they aren't there, how you handle it is your business.
    I just can't imagine such a thing.
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    Jul 08, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidIf she has moved, it could be unintentional. Things can get lost in a move. Maybe she feels bad and is trying to avoid telling you.


    I think this is it. She was downsizing from a house to an apartment so a lot had to go. She probably didn't realize what it was - all my yearbooks and personal photos from my highschool & college days.

    Kinda wish I had Facebook back then. Kids nowadays don't have to worry about things like this with the cloud. What I do have left from those days were old electronic pics that I used to give away on MIRC and a personal website on Geocities, lol!
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    Jul 08, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Believe me, it's better than the alternative: My mom developed the "hoarding" thing. There would be screaming and tears every time I tried to clean up the place a little. Toward the end, I think she would give away boxes full of heirloom-type stuff to make room for the latest plastic garbage from a TV infomercial. (Come to think of it, I'm still a little mad that when I was gone to college, she traded in my good but all manual pentax set-up for a worthless plastic point-and-shoot camera.)

    In the end, it's only impedimenta.
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    Jul 08, 2012 4:41 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidBelieve me, it's better than the alternative: My mom developed the "hoarding" thing. There would be screaming and tears every time I tried to clean up the place a little. Toward the end, I think she would give away boxes full of heirloom-type stuff to make room for the latest plastic garbage from a TV infomercial. (Come to think of it, I'm still a little mad that when I was gone to college, she traded in my good but all manual pentax set-up for a worthless plastic point-and-shoot camera.)

    In the end, it's only impedimenta.


    OMG... I had the "Spotmatic F"
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    Jul 08, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    Try this:

    "Mom, did you throw out my knapsack ?"
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    Jul 08, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    mommy dearest doesn't give a shit about you icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 08, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    Woolsocks said
    I think this is it. She was downsizing from a house to an apartment so a lot had to go. She probably didn't realize what it was - all my yearbooks and personal photos from my highschool & college days.

    Kinda wish I had Facebook back then. Kids nowadays don't have to worry about things like this with the cloud. What I do have left from those days were old electronic pics that I used to give away on MIRC and a personal website on Geocities, lol!


    i promise you... in about 10 years, your old friends from highschool will want to put together a reunion and those damned embarassing yearbook photos will re-surface again. there's no getting rid of them! its happening to me now and i will pay people good money not to re-publish those photos. the 80s were not kind!
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    Jul 08, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    So..Do you plan on asking her the actual question.."Mom...yes or no..??.did you throw out my old photos?"..
    What kind of relationship do you have with her anyway??..icon_question.gif
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    Jul 08, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    No, what's really sad is when a degreed electrical engineer comes in to work on a Monday morning with red eyes because his hard drive crashed and took out five years of family photos including the kids weddings.

    Misplaced faith in technology, level infinity.
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    Jul 08, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidTry this:

    "Mom, did you throw out my knapsack ?"


    Gasp! One never speaks to Mother that way. That's far too direct and confrontational.