7-February-2018.  A quotation from a New York Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/smarter-living/how-to-preserve-your-family-memories-letters-and-trinkets.html) that resonates with me –

“Death and decay is inevitable, and not everything is worth saving,” Ms. Callahan said. Curation, everyone agreed, is maybe the most important part of archiving. [ Maureen Callahan, an archivist for the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College ]