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Newsletter #155

September 22, 2001

Greetings Accumulators!

Greetings from The Land Of The Sitting Ducks. I know we've been told to conduct "business as usual", but here in New York City there is no more "usual". 6,000 people will never conduct business as usual again. They'll never conduct any business. Six thousand families have been changed forever. Six thousand husbands/wives/lovers/children/friends will never see or touch or hold their loved ones again. Six thousand people will never grow old, watch their grandchildren graduate from college, retire and go fishing.

The enormity of this tragedy is beyond comprehension, beyond the scope of rational thought. And just when you think your ducts cannot possibly contain any more tears, more of them well up and spill down your face.

One would think that a catastrophe of this size would wipe all thoughts of collecting from our collective mind. But just the opposite is true. I'm finding that my "things" are giving me what small comfort is available in these terrible times. They are a reminder that not everything has changed. And in my discussions with other accumulators, I'm finding they feel the same way. No, it's not business as usual out there, but someday it will be.

I hope so. Because I think I cannot endure indefinitely what I'm feeling now. I have to be able to hope that relief from this unrelenting sorrow will come some day.

To all of you, Dear Accumulators, I wish happier times. Let's try to pick ourselves up and go on, maybe not today, but soon. And let's try to do good in everything we do. Let's honor those who are gone by living a life of which we all can be proud.

Have a beautiful and peaceful week, Accumulators. Happy hunting!

Best,
Judith

2001 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #155
U.S. Library of Congress
ISSN 1520-4464

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