Sometimes people die unexpectedly and the leave behind a house full of things from their past. Estate sales are public markets. and many people can override ethical questions about reclaiming the property of the dead by the incredible cheap deals they can get from their personal objects. Estate sales are rampant throughout America, because America as a nation has a tendency to accumulate an incredible amount of things, without any necessary obligation to realize a material future past a singular life.
The voice is often the first thing people forget of another,
A recording preserves a voice past the duration of a life.
Cassette tape sample found at Estate sale in Arizona: Old woman telling story of her life_4min6sec