As many of you know, my mom spent 20 days in the hospital because of a stroke. Now she's in the hospital again to remove her gall bladder. This got me to think. If something happens, what do I do with her stuff? For 30 years, she collected Lladro figurines and wood cutouts of Japanese gardens. I know they have value, and are very beautiful but I'm not really attached to them. Then it got me thinking some more. What if something happens to me? I have hundreds of comic books. Star trek paintings and autographs. Dozens of records and cassettes, Hess trucks, and NSDA bottles. To me, the attachment isn't so much the object, as it was driving up and down the coast with my folks going from little town to little town. Flea markets. Yard sales. Conventions. All the memories. But someday, I will be gone. Yet, all those things will remain. As I have no children, It would be great to find someone who has my interests that I could leave these things to. A fellow collector who understands the stories and would value them as I have.

How about you? Do you collect anything? Any plans for who gets your stuff someday?