Hmmm I might have to run out and update that black-and-white ball-point-on-typing-paper map
I made in 1991 for the junior high kids from across the street.
If you have a copy to scan, I'd like to see it. But it sounds pretty evanescent. You could add a lot of rough open yellow now. Old 0-maps...exactly you:-).
I'm always amazed when I visit some old orienteering friend and, when the conversation turns to some ancient meet or other, they disappear for a moment into a closet and come back with the map in question. (Dave Linthicum and Dave Cady are two who come to mind.) I'm not one of those people.
But maybe there is hope. I have a life partner who is much more organized than I am, and who is determined to sort through all the hills (hers) and mountains (mine) of accumulated stuff now that we have finally settled in a home we intend to keep a while. Among the driving incentives (besides wanting to be able to produce that certain map of decades ago the next time an old buddy--maybe even you, bl--comes to visit) is a desire to not do to my children what my mom did to me, which was leave the accumulated clutter of a lifetime behind for me to deal with.
I, too, am contemplating the reduction of clutter before it becomes a burden for the next generation. Mine is certainly substantial now. Hard to imagine reducing it much unless I move someplace where it just wouldn't fit.
Clutter reduction and pipe dream fit in the same sentence...
In may case it's mainly old music (vinyl) and maps (M&M). Books are in somebody else's department...The good ol' pre-digital times are becoming a burden.