What should I do with my deceased grandmother's handbag?
December 25, 2013 10:29 PM Subscribe
She passed away almost 10 years ago but no one knows about this bag. I don't think she wanted anyone to know. I should have dealt with it when she died but I had forgotten about it. Inside are her IDs, a letter from someone that has been folded and unfolded so many times it's falling apart, and about $470.
posted by feastorfamine to Human Relations (15 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I used to live with my grandmother and my aunt and her family. One day I was sitting next to my grandma at the dining table while she was organizing her handbag. When she heard my aunt's footsteps approaching, she shoved the bag to me under the table in somewhat of a panic and whispered "hide it." I obeyed and never thought much about it. Shortly after, they moved out of the country and I moved out on my own, packing her bag with my own belongings. I never got the chance to ask her why she was so secretive about the bag and what she wanted me to do with it. My grandma passed away not too long thereafter and I've moved the bag with me 2 more times. I'm currently packing to move for the 4th time so I want to deal with it once and for all. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.