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KACIE GOODE/The Kentucky Standard
Shirley Marshall stands inside her shop in Boston, which resides inside of a former Gulf Gas Station. Marshall opened the shop almost two years ago as a way to downsize her life and pass on the items she and her husband had collected over the course of 50 years.

When Shirley Marshall’s husband passed away in 2010, she was left with heartache and an overwhelming collection of items the two had obtained during their 54 years of marriage.

“When you don’t move for 31 years, you accumulate a lot of stuff,” Marshall said. But when she was on her own, she decided she didn’t need nor want all of those material possessions. She wanted to downsize. 

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