Mom had lots of things in her house. As she worked her way down from a home filled with six kids to one with no children whatsoever—a process that took about 30 years, mind you—more and more “stuff” began to accumulate. Especially when she was down to one child, her impulses to stop at garage sales and antique shops had apparently grown in strength to the point that they were pretty much entirely irresistible.The pictures below are just a small sampling of the many items all through the house. These probably represent the most organized collections of things in two of the rooms downstairs; not pictured here are the other downstairs rooms, or, from upstairs, the Bears room, the Oriental room, and the Garage Sale room. In other words, there’s a lot more where these came from.