Housing memories

Personal items collected through the years are treasured and proudly displayed in the home of Lawrence and Melanie Lee. By Tay Suan Chiang

THE saying "out with the old and in with the new" is not one that applies to the Lee family who believe in the sentimental value of all their personal possessions. Over the years, Lawrence and Melanie Lee have amassed a huge collection of well-loved knick knacks that take pride of place in their Yio Chu Kang home. The couple's bedroom, for one, is filled with everything from wedding and family photos to four pieces of cross-stitch which Mrs Lee did back in the 1990s.

In their daughter Leshane's room is a framed pair of children's slippers. "It was her first pair of slippers when she was 18 months old. I kept it because I was surprised that she could grip them at such a young age," says Mrs Lee,...

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