A recurring theme

“Second: why was it here? Hard to think a fellow who’d put these away would just cast them off to the store for a pound or two. No, something had happened. Someone had died. I imagined it was mum, and she’d put these aside five decades hence for some reason, and the son didn’t make it to clean out the house, so off they went. Or the reader himself had died, and his kids couldn’t care less about some stupid old thing he read.”