Thank you everyone for your thoughtful replies.
For the benefit of SkillsFurrystorm and for anyone else who would feel more comfortable knowing our RL credentials, I'm happy to provide them.
I'm a PhD candidate at Griffith University. You can find my email address on my Griffith Experts page here https://experts.griffith.edu.au/academic/clarissa.carden.
I'm working with Senior Lecturer Margaret Gibson. Her SL username is MargieG and you can find her staff page here: https://www.griffith.edu.au/humanities-languages/school-humanities-languages-social-science/staff/margaret-gibson. Her book, Objects of the Dead, explores what happens to the objects which are left behind when a loved one passes away. You can find more information about the book here: https://www.mup.com.au/items/120912.
If anyone would be willing to speak to us in greater depth please contact us either via IM or through our email addresses, available at the above links.
I hope this information helps to address some concerns.