don't tell my mom.

I have a friend who had a piece of furniture that his grandfather had made him 30+ years ago. His grandfather has since passed away. He sold the chair for $1 and told me later, just don't tell my mom. If she found out, she might die. 

Which proves how hard it is to get rid of some things. Things that have value only because of who made them and not because they have any other value, at all. The chair was sitting in his attic. 

So, would his grandfather rather his grandson keep a chair in an attic to honor him or sell it to someone who will actually use it to honor him? 

I think it's obvious he made the right choice - even if his mom might disagree.