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Old 01-01-2008, 10:58 AM   #41
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I sat on a snake in the bathroom when I was 15. Pics of the injury site and ensuing treatment were published in a couple of med books.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:44 AM   #42
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I sat on a snake in the bathroom when I was 15. Pics of the injury site and ensuing treatment were published in a couple of med books.


Was this a snake in the toilet kind of thing? This is horrifying! (naked tush aside)
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I lay awake at night and worry about what's going to happen to the family treasures that have been passed down.......

My grandfathers Marine Corps decorations, my great grandmothers cast iron stove, a collecion of old and rare firearms...the list goes on. It just wears on me that at some point their true history will be lost.
We have a Historical Society in our county, that has a very nice museum. They are always happy to receive things like that. Perhaps there is such a place in your area that you could donate your treasures to, and then they could be enjoyed (and treasured) not only by you and yours, but by many others too.

Also, our local Historical Society accepts things on 'consignment'. They protect, care for, and display the items.....but you remain the owner, and can take the things back any time you want to. That makes it nice, because they have the benefit of displaying the articles, but if you decide to 'pass it on' to family or friends....you still can! Or you can allow them to just be care takers while your alive, and then either become the new 'owners' at your demise, or your offspring can regain possession. All decisions are solely up to the donor.

So you may check into something like that to ease your mind.
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Was this a snake in the toilet kind of thing? This is horrifying! (naked tush aside)

This was a copperhead on the seat kind of thing. It didn't appreciate being mooned and then mashed in the middle of the night. Now i turn on the light.....
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We have a Historical Society in our county, that has a very nice museum. They are always happy to receive things like that. Perhaps there is such a place in your area that you could donate your treasures to, and then they could be enjoyed (and treasured) not only by you and yours, but by many others too.

Also, our local Historical Society accepts things on 'consignment'. They protect, care for, and display the items.....but you remain the owner, and can take the things back any time you want to. That makes it nice, because they have the benefit of displaying the articles, but if you decide to 'pass it on' to family or friends....you still can! Or you can allow them to just be care takers while your alive, and then either become the new 'owners' at your demise, or your offspring can regain possession. All decisions are solely up to the donor.

So you may check into something like that to ease your mind.
I've thought about things like this, and will urge the kids to make the donations when the time comes for them. Different things could go to different places. My dad's class ring could go back to Texas A&M....I understand they already have a collection going. The old stove (which has been restored to perfect condition) could go to a historical society. I'm sure a museum would be interested in some of the guns....there are around 30 and I have the complete history on most. I think the Marine Corps might be interested in the medals. The kids (hopefully) won't have the emotional attachments so it may be easier for them.
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  1. My family (father's side) was well-off in the 1700-1800's. They owned 1000 acres in NC and had a thriving milling operation on a creek, and quite a few slaves.
  2. My great-great grandfather sold off much of the land (at 25 cents per acre) to pay for his ailing wife's medical care. In his will, he left his remaining slaves, named in the will to various sons, including my great grandfather.
  3. That same great-grandfather eventually married his own niece (slim pickin's back in the woods in those days).
  4. Great-grandfather was also captured in the civil war, along with his brother and held captive at Ft. Delaware, then released in a prisoner exchange.
  5. By the time I was born, my ancestor's wealth was all gone so I won't be inheriting a family fortune.
Ummm...I guess that's more than one......
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