A family member has recently been consigned to the very comfortable and luxurious residential care home nearby.  This has not been without a few problems, arguments over whether she really needed to be there and all this sort of thing.  The family members who were constantly being called out by neighbours because she couldn't manage at home, would testify positively to that!

The dispersing of her furniture and household effects was a painfully sentimental experience for us all.  All those memories disappearing in the back of the charity shop truck.  Books, pictures, ornaments etc. all being cleaned and handed over.  But the furniture itself as not so easy.  Several younger members all fighting over who should have the neat scandinavian dining set and who could have the equally gorgeous sideboard.   A right verbal fisti-cuffs of vintage proportions eventually soirted it out without any of the component sets being shared out unwisely.