What is the “cardboard box”?

The above picture was taken in front of our house in Virginia, Ontario, Canada. My brothers Phil (sitting on the step), Paul (standing at the end of the walkway), my sister Ruth (in the middle) and me to the right of her. Our eldest sibling, David, is not shown. This is the only picture I have of our young lives. In 1968, due to financial hardship, we had to leave our home. Our family possessions were put in a friend’s barn for safekeeping – never to be reclaimed. One of those items was my “cardboard box” full of my most beloved possessions, including family photos. To this day, I miss that cardboard box.

 

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