17 September 2013

The Death Of Family Heirloom -- Is it Exaggerated?

Envelope "to" Great Great Grandfather George Nelson in author's possession
Stored in a safe and the author "hopes" it would be safe in the event of a disaster!
Copyright 2013, Diane L Richard

A post with this name reports ...

DeliveryQuoteCompare.com have revealed that 52% of Brits treasure the TV over any other possession when moving house.

The study suggests that the Family heirloom is no longer considered in high regard with us Brits. Despite featuring on the list of 'Priority During A House Move', Family heirlooms did not rank in the top ten, only making it to the number 11 spot with 14% of the overall vote...

... Daniel Parry, spokesperson for DeliveryQuoteCompare.com, commented on the findings: "It used to be the case that the family silver came first. Now it seems that it's the family television. Or possibly the laptop. It's probably a modern take on society; priorities change over time, but it's sad to think that we've gone so far that family heirlooms are no longer regarded as something precious."

Do recognize that how a question is asked often does skew how it might be answered.  In this case, the question focused on safety during transport.  That said, are heirlooms of lesser importance to us?

If you were moving, what would be your priorities?

Let’s go a step further – “if” your house was on fire, or it was starting to flood, or a tornado was heading towards it, and all people and pets were safe and you could “safely” grab a few items, what would those be?

Or, if you have already been affected by some type of “disaster” what did you grab?

Previous Upfront with NGS posts about heirlooms:

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