It’s been almost a year since Graciela Correa Morales died from COVID-19.
The San Antonio woman’s three grown sons still don’t know what to do with all of her things. Her middle child, Omar Correa Morales, says he categorizes her possessions in three ways: the first are things with sentimental value.
“A wooden spoon, which might mean nothing to anybody else – but she taught me how to make spaghetti with that spoon! So, when I got that spoon, I was ecstatic!” Omar said.
There’s also the beautiful necklace with a round, gold pendant Graciela wore all the time. It will go to Omar’s niece on her quinceañera.
The second category are things nobody knows whether to keep, donate or sell. Graciela’s numerous bottles of perfume are one example.
“Literally, she has like 50 freaking perfume bottles!” Omar said.
The third is the property Graciela owned in central San Antonio. On it was the family home, until it burned down in 2011. Without a big house full of stuff, the Correa Moraleses don’t have as many of their loved one’s belongings to sort through like some other families.