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Some kids don't want the stuff of ageing parents

Young adults acquire household goods they consider are temporary, disposable

Tom Verde | NYT 

Mothers and daughters talk about all kinds of things. But there is one conversation Susan Beauregard, 49, of Hampton, Connecticut, is reluctant to have with her 89-year-old mother, Anita Shear: What to do — eventually — with Shear’s beloved set of Lenox china? Beauregard said she never uses her own fine china, which she received as a wedding gift long ago. “I feel obligated to take my mom’s Lenox, but it’s just going to sit in the cupboard next to my stuff,” she said. The only heirlooms she wants from her mother, who lives about an ...

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First Published: Mon, August 21 2017. 00:32 IST
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