Just imagine all your ancestors' descendants inheriting family items and discarding them because they didn't realize their importance; hoarding them and not sharing; or not even knowing what they are or whose they were. Or worse, not even realizing that great-great-grandfather's name was William (or George, or Henry, or whatever his name was). A dedicated descendant would guard and protect them, all in one safe location. And the rest of the family would know exactly where to find those special papers and objects.
Ah, well.... It's just a Wishful Wednesday.