Walt Dyer and Chaz Antonelli (photo taken in 1994)
founders of Rochester Custom Leathers
(R.C.L. was open 29 Jul 1989 thru 31 Dec 1999)
Rochester Custom Leathers - circa 1994
Walt Dyer, Ed Bremner, Eusabio Alvarez, Chaz Antonelli
Rochester Custom Leathers - circa 1998
... at the Gay Pride Parade, Rochester, NY
It's always rough to go through your entire life's possessions -- it truly is a snapshot of what you've done with your life and what you've accomplished (or not). I carried down boxes of 'things' I brought from New York when I first came to Boston from the attic and began sorting them out. It's something I've been fearing for some time, as there will be all sorts of memories -- good and bad...
There was a box chock-full of appreciation awards for myself, Rochester Custom Leathers and Multicom-4 -- all of these things trigger so many memories. Goofy little things that have followed me throughout my entire life, and other odds and ends that I have accumulated over the years. Each trinket a memory of some event or person.
I've been sorting things into four piles:
1) Pack it to move to New York
2) Donate or give it away
3) Long term storage
4) Throw away/recycle.
The piles of things have managed to put me in a melancholy mood. I think back and miss the good times from the last 25 years. Then I find all the funeral cards and the trinkets that represent other people's lives who had died over the past 25 years... :-(
I feel old.
Today's joyful song is: Get Set Go - I Hate Everyone