So, I'm trying to lessen our clutter. On the other hand, Satoshi isn't...
You may remember this post, or not.
On a recent trip to my MIL's, my BIL found these baseball cards while throwing some other things away. These were from Calbee in the 70's, I couldn't believe they ate this many chips!
There were stacks and stacks of cards. Not all were from Calbee though, some were from Nippon Ham (a Japanese ham/sausage maker like Oscar Myer except no bologna) and some from a baseball magazine.
Satoshi was so happy that his brother kept them for him to see.
When I asked to see them, I was strictly told NOT to mix the order...geez!
As he stashed them away in a cupboard, he smiled, "I have lots of treasures."
Though I was happy he was able to re-connect with these, this is how I heard his statement ....."now we have more clutter".
UPDATE: it turns out that MIL will finally pay the restaurant for the 49 day service. Apparently it was all misunderstanding between us, the funeral home and the restaurant. What the funeral home told us, what the funeral home told the restaurant and what the restaurant told us were all different. (actually, I don't think it really was the funeral home's fault and think the whole mess should be blamed on the restaurant).
The restaurant told us that if we "needed" them to serve the food, we should have asked to have some servers added. They said that the funeral home was aware of these conditions. And that they didn't receive an order from the funeral home for beer and tea. Anyway, MIL didn't pay the full amount of the bill. She gave herself a 20% discount and paid that amount instead....I didn't think she should have paid the amount she did, but I give her credit for doing what she did! Way to go, MIL!