I got the papers today to initiate my IBM pension (I should have done this 18 months ago. I have already left a wad o' cash on the table, dagnabit!) and they need my birth certificate.
I have purged so much paper in this house that there are precious few places to even look for shit like that. I found it in place number 2. And for the first time in my life, I actually looked at the details. Thanks to Google, I could even get details on the details!!(Yes, I totally get the risk of exposure here. I have given it thoughtful consideration and decided I can live with any consequences.)
I love that while my father's job details are duly noted, there are not even slots to slug in my mom's.
I never went to 110 Clinton Ave. when I was in New York but Google's Street view makes it look lovely! And it looks like a tree grows in Brooklyn, indeed. My folks used to describe their apartment in this house as a walk in closet. The refrigerator was in the living room because the kitchen was too small for it.
The three of us only lived there about a year. Before my sister was born, we split for New Jersey.
I also found two social security cards - the original that I got when I was a teenager and the replacement that I got in my 30's when I got married and changed my name. As I recall the replacement arrived about a month after the marriage ended. I had contemplated changing my name again to separate it from my husband's but going through the hassle was just too much trouble and that was back when it was easy!