I’m 21, and I have no interest in having children, but I love the idea of being able to pass on my furniture or family name.
I will receive some very nice furniture in about a year. This furniture originally belonged to my great-grandmother. I will of course never sell the furniture, but I’m already nervous about what will happen to it when I die.
I love the idea of passing down the furniture to my children, and them having pieces of family history, having antiques that have been loved, and taken care of. The thing is, I don’t want children. I also don’t want the furniture to be sold outside the family. I see those videos of people going into thrift stores and finding pieces that were once dearly loved, but now have to be refurbished and sold to another stranger.
I know that I don’t need to worry about this for(hopefully) many years. I know that I’ll have friends who will have children, and maybe they’ll want some of it once I no longer need it. I of course have relatives, but all of them either live in Australia or are on the other side of the family. I love the other side of the family as well, but they won’t have the same connection to the furniture.
So, if anyone in about 60 years would like to become my adopted child, please let me know. You’ll have to take on my last name and learn a bit about my family’s history, but you’ll get some awesome antiques.