It's hard to know what to do with some things when you get old and want to thin out your "stuff" a little. Some things I still keep for myself a few more years. Some, I give to relatives. Some, I give to friends. Some things, I sell, and others have absolutely no value of any kind to anyone, except the memories that they elicit in me. Those last things, I take a good look at, revel in the memories and then throw away (if I choose not to keep them).
As for the things that I give away, I try to pick folks who either know, or at least appreciate the story that often goes with an item. Sometimes, though, it's the uniqueness of the item, or the information it contains (as in books) that's important. People who truly appreciate such things are rare these days.
I have found one young man who will end up with a few of my things. He's not related, but is a former coworker. Except that he's not a Christian, I'd be proud to call him my son, but he already has a father. Still, some of his interested are such, and his appreciation enough, that I'll be passing along a few items and several books to him. He's had a rough life, partly from his own doing, but he's learned a lot through the years, and he deserves a little appreciation of his own. Maybe someday, he'll have to think about what to do with his own stuff but, for now, I hope he just enjoys life. Copyright 2015