All my married life, I’ve loved attending local auctions. Part of the charm of these gatherings is seeing friends and neighbors and catching up with one another’s busy lives or listening to the auctioneer’s clever patter. Another reason these events draw me is the chance to see history and sometimes buy a little chunk of someone else’s story. Unfortunately, there comes a time when those little pieces of other’s lives add up to enough stuff to clutter my closets to overflowing. Before anything bursts, I need to take action.