Webster's Definition of Pack Rat

1: a bushy-tailed rodent (Neotoma cinerea) of western North America that has well-developed cheek pouches and that hoards food and miscellaneous objects
2 : a person who collects or hoards especially unneeded items
3 : Connie Havens

The 3rd definition is especially handy here.  My parents recently cleared out portions of their attic. I always said I wanted to be in Europe if Dad ever started cleaning out the house, but I made it realtively unscathed in Austin.

They did bring several huge boxes of “my stuff”.  This stuff consisted of countless drawings, art projects, and other things that I was completely clueless about.  One such treasure was an Indian vest made out of a grocery bag, and matching hat made for a Kindergarten Thanksgiving Day event.  Leave it to Connie, it was all still intact

CB loved it.  Although I don’t know what is more depressing. The thought of that vest being over 25 years old, or that CB had no idea what a “Paper” grocery bag is. 

Either way, I feel old.

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