In 2005 I gave mother a special gift, a work of art created by Liz Danforth. She loved it.
The last time that Al and I visited Mother in the family home, she sent it back with us. She was concerned that when both she and Dad died, there would be an estate sale and Fantastical Nightbird might not be properly appreciated. She did not want it to be lost.
Mother had definite priorities and acted on them.