Re: New Patsy Cline Museum in Nashville
Posted by Larry Jordan on April 14, 2016, 8:56 pm, in reply to "Re: New Patsy Cline Museum in Nashville "
The Jim Reeves memorabilia you speak of went from the hands of one eccentric wealthy hoarder to the hands of another eccentric wealthy hoarder, where I suspect it will remain as it already has for decades. Many people who donated items in the good faith belief their treasures would be put on public display so other fans could enjoy them, have been badly betrayed many times over. |
There are people in this world who fixate on acquiring items for the sake of collecting. The hoarders I've known don't even enjoy what they have; they lock it away even from themselves. The mere fact that they know they have it appears to fulfill some deep-seated need they have for fulfillment. There are TV programs that profile these individuals and psychologists talk of a "hoarding syndrome."
There is also a narcissistic element to this whereby hoarders don't give a damn about anybody else. As long as they have bragging rights, that's all that matters.
The story of how so many of Jim Reeves' priceless and historic artifacts have ended up in the hands of some of these people would astonish you, as there is such aggressive treachery and deception involved in most of it.
Many people who helped these collectors are now dead, and a lot of fans who had been promised they'd be able to have access to Jim's memorabilia are also deceased.
There is also a very disturbing lack of conscience on the part of hoarders who would walk over their own grandmothers to get what they want.