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Old 07-31-2012, 09:02 AM   #41
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I still have some award plaques, books, a few coffee cups and stuff like that. Some I'll probably keep but most will find their way to the trash in the next few years.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:39 AM   #42
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I still have my SLIDERULE.

Last winter I gave my last (favorite) sliderule to my son. He gave a chuckle.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:14 PM   #43
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Last winter I gave my last (favorite) sliderule to my son. He gave a chuckle.
Still have my Keuffel & Esser mahogony slide rule sitting in drawer. Not sure I can remember how to use it though. That and a few old HP calculators may find their way onto ebay.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:24 PM   #44
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My dad tried to give me his slide rules - I refused. I did help him list them as a lot on ebay.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:21 PM   #45
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I still have my badge. My boss convinced me to take a leave of absence rather than retire even though I told her I was done . I also have a few pairs of scrubs in case I need a quick costume.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:36 PM   #46
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I voted "no" but today I remembered one treasured possession from work - my monthly pension hit the bank account
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:03 PM   #47
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... I couldn't take anything that wasn't already mine.....
Good point. I have style manuals, dictionaries, English usage books, and yes, even grammar books, that I owned, and I still have these (and occasionally refer to them). I kept xeroxes of anything that thanked me and still have these copies in a file. I think I brought home my business cards that I guess technically weren't mine, but who'd want them? Not even I, as I tossed them after realizing they really were too small to use for jotting down notes. But otherwise I didn't take anything that wasn't already mine (gargoyle statue, statue of Homer Simpson, etc.).

DH brought home his name plate from his desk, and his files of things he was proud of.

Geez it's good to be done with that!
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Still have loads of vendor logo shirts (some almost new) and vendor logo trinkets like clocks, calculators, pen & pencil sets. Many from companies not even in business anymore like MCI, Timeplex, T-Bar, DEC, General Datacom the list goes on.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:33 PM   #49
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I still have a bunch of vendor logo trinkets, mega-corp logo trinkets, mega-corp stuff like a 20-year service watch as well as the 'personal' contents of my desk (which have been in a box in the garage for 5 years, can't be bothered to throw it out).
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DH is still wearing vendor t-shirts from the 1990s. The shirts lasted way longer than the companies did.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:02 AM   #51
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Still have all my machinist tools. Can't get myself to be rid of them. They fit fine in my tool box

I took pride in my work and those were the tools. I'll die owning them.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:12 AM   #52
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My hiking boots, Marmot Mountain rain jacket made of Goretex, used to work hang out in my Alaskan field office. Field trip for servicing a remote seismic station. And the backpack and cap with a proper pompom too. Photo from around 1986 on Baldy mountain in the Aleutians.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:49 AM   #53
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Oh yeah, I did keep one suit so DW will have something to send me off in.
Have her make an ash out of you, and you can get rid of the suit ...
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My hiking boots, Marmot Mountain rain jacket made of Goretex, used to work hang out in my Alaskan field office. Field trip for servicing a remote seismic station. And the backpack and cap with a proper pompom too. Photo from around 1986 on Baldy mountain in the Aleutians.
No bear repellant in those keepsakes?
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No bear repellant in those keepsakes?
Ruger 44 mag. Marlin 444 lever.
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I checked 'Other'. I have a lot of medical supplies, sample meds and other equipment at home that I take with me to attend medical missions abroad.
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Heh heh heh - I did send away and replace my College Degree - go Huskies.
Where I work we say Fuskies, UncleMick. Do you know what that stands for?
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I did send away and replace my College Degree - go Huskies.
You went to U of S?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #59
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I left the Navy over 26 years ago, but I still have all my uniforms up in the attic. I don't know why. Just too lazy to clean it out, I guess.
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Perhaps a couple of shirts and some computer books and manuals. I pitched my awards on my last day of w--k.
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