This is part two of my posts about the "joys" of being related to people who have an obsession about accumulating "stuff" in their lives. The first post was about my dad and this one is about my two younger brothers who have followed in his footsteps. Neither of them have my commitment to a life without clutter!
My brothers never had a lot of time for my dad - probably because dad was too self absorbed to pay them any attention. Despite that, they have "inherited" his fascination with all things collectible. Both started off with small collections - one brother collected Murano glass bowls and vases, anodised aluminium kitchenware and fox furs (scary looking flea-bitten things that gave me the creeps but fascinated my kids.) He has rather eclectic tastes.
|The go-carts outside the giant "display" shed|
One similarity between the boys and myself is our neatness - they are as fanatical in their need to display and organize their collection as they are in collecting it in the first place. You could eat your dinner off the floor of the shed and every car is done up and shown in all its glory. All in all it makes my Pinterest collection look pretty tame!