Mum's sister Alice worked in the home of a wealthy Northumbrian mine owner prior to the outbreak of WW2. Alice was given a green leather case containing bottles of whiskey to take home one year as a Christmas gift for their parents'. Mum kept the empty case and filled it with paper memories.
Who will care for my parents' collection, and know the stories they once told, when I and my immediate family are no longer here as their custodians ? How easily invaluable items such as these are destroyed, discarded and lost, histories eradicated.