My mom is a master stasher. I have found wedding ring in the q-tip box and yesterday looked for 24 hours a new rx of hers. I spend lots of time digging in the trash can. Found stuff in sugar bowl and pinned to her clothes in closet. What about you? Come on and give me a laugh!
If it's hidden, and I can't find it.....
What good is it?
I think that I need to plan ahead a little, for when the housekeeper comes.
I’m sorry but being in a large house looking for things you desperately need to get the demented one proper care is not funny. Nor is the ‘Easter egg hunts’ my mom would take us on!
My wife and SIL we’re going through their spinster aunts house after her death. While throwing dozens of old purses into a box for goodwill one purse seemed heavier. About $20K heavier it turns out.
About a year ago I was trying to declutter my dads (87 with dementia) room a little while he was outside puttering with his flowers. He had a small bookcase full of old vcr movies. As I’m boxing them up one cassette felt a little fatter. As I took the cassette out of the box I saw $500 inside. The vcr title? JOHNNY CASH - GREATEST HITS
Mom used to laugh and say she had socked some money away
Ages ago a dear friends dad died (hit his head while lighting heater, passed out w/concussion and found dead days later), & while clearing out the stacks & stacks of books, one fell from high shelf and an old $20 sailed out...... we literally froze, stopped & reopened all packed boxes. Oodles of old cash, he figured it was probably his mom who hid the $ as there was $ hidden in sewing pattern envelopes too. She died in 1970’s and his dad pretty well left house just as if she was still there.
I tipped her new recliner up and a stale bean taco fell out. No teeth.
On went the gloves and I went through all the garbage. She has a habit of wrapping her teeth in a napkin. I've almost thrown them away in the past. I knew they had to be somewhere but where??!!
Everyone in her care team looked. I kept saying they have to be here somewhere. New care taker three days later handed her a pair of flannel lined jeans to put on. Aunt always turns the hem up before she puts them on. Something hard in the hem turned out to be the teeth! They had been washed and dried and hung in the closet. A hole in the pocket was the problem. Saved my life is how I felt. I had been dreading the multiple trips to the dentist that I knew were in my future if we didn't find them. After they were found it almost seemed logical that they would be there in the pants. I had squeezed the pockets of all her clothes when searching. If I had put my hand in the pocket I'm not sure if the hole would have been enough to inform me to look further? I was grateful.
I did find the cable box in the kitchen cupboard once. I'm not kidding. Of course, she told me that she didn't put it there. lol
Grandad didn't have dementia, but it was a funny place to find a box of money, so I thought I'd share. :-)