...I found a museum in Cinninati that would be interested in it.
We've thought garage sale, antique store, and have ended up deciding to donate most of what looks to be valuable to a thrift store in town that supports a crisis pregnancy clinic.
Thrift stores around here are pretty darn picky...lots of old stuff around.
I have to say, we're exhausted and that has encouaged us to toss stuff. Reminds me of a story a friend of mine told me..he went to do the same thing up in Idaho...they were selling cherry end tables for $5 and tossing old milk cans away. They did this in all weekend.
Unless you've been there, it's hard to understand.
YOu get to the point where you decide:
1) You are NOT going to do this to your kids, and
2) It's just STUFF. You didn't know it existed before you showed up, and it ain't gonna kill you to not see it again.
having said all that, I have to say it's mostly just trash...old papers and magazines and useless broken junk...'course, I've been in some "fancy" homes out here, and they have that stuff on their wall...like a bike...a sled...and soon to be Buffalo head.