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Old 07-31-2013, 06:26 PM   #21
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A set of journals I've kept since I was 18. They've got all the great moments, all the mishaps, all the life lessons I keep forgetting ... everything of note, really.

As I was reading this thread I couldn't think of anything.

But this is probably what I would put, too.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:13 PM   #22
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My Rolex Submariner. Wife gave it to me for our 25th wedding anniversary in 1997.

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Old 07-31-2013, 10:25 PM   #23
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Once past the few sentimental items -
I love my tool collection the best. Not a single tool since they work best in concert.

After traveling and downsizing several times, I am reminded of this song by Lenny Kaye ( I like the cover by Amy Rigby, but could not find it on youtube)

How's it going to end..............
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:28 PM   #24
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Easy for me. My Iphone. Never leaves my side. I know, a little sick. But the little thing is an never-ending source of entertainment and info. Like right now, I'm in bed typing this, DW next to me is sleeping! Ha!
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:03 AM   #25
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Well, if I have to tell the truth, I have a very sexy blow up doll. You may call her Ms Suzy.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Koolau View Post
Things (even "keep sakes") seem to be less and less important to me as I get older. I think it's the realization of mortality. None of the "stuff" i have hung onto has any meaning to the next generation, so it will probably be pitched upon my death. So, if I pitch it now or if it is destroyed, stolen, etc. I think I will deal with it just fine. I do have many items which remind me of family, but I also have my memories. So, "stuff" just doesn't hold the meaning it used to. I guess you could rightly say that I'm "letting go" of things - mentally if not physically. Looking back over the 6 years since our big move, we have gotten rid of (literally) tons of stuff I once thought we would keep for life. Trying to think if there is a "most precious" possession - I guess I am stumped. YMMV

My father did not have anything from my grandfather due to WWII.

I myself do not have a lot of personal stuff that's sentimental. I have a few things like my 1st driver license, my college ID, diplomas, awards, patents, etc... I will not throw them away, but the truth is that I do not know where they are in the home, as I have moved boxes around when doing remodeling. I guess I can leave them to my kids, but I am not sure they mean much to them.

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Not talking people or places but objects...
That didn't keep me from thinking of the following 1965 song, "Viens Ma Brune (Come, my brunette)", by Adamo, a song I knew in my mid teenage years.

Viens, Ma Brune / Come, My Brunette

Viens, viens ma brune / Come, come my brunette
Viens écouter la mer /Come listen to the sea
Elle murmure à la dune / She whispers to the dune
Le chant d'un autre univers / The song from another universe
Tu sais il est passé le temps / You know, it's past the time
Où les gens nous traitaient de gosses / When people called us kids
Et si notre amour fut précoce / And if our love was early
Il n'en est que plus beau que plus pur / It is even more beautiful, more pure
Que plus vrai maintenant / And more true now
Tu es ma brune / You are my brunette
Mon bijou le plus cher / My dearest jewel
Tu es toute ma fortune / You are all my fortune
Viens écouter la mer. / Come listen to the sea.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #27
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Photos are probably high on my list until I get them digitized, and yes, my iPhone and purse would be the first things I'd try to grab if there was a fire.

I have a few pieces of jewelry that are not valuable, but are sentimental, and probably my sewing machine, as it's old, and my parents found it at a swap meet and got it fixed for me. I also have a few original art pieces, and some collectables that were handed down to me, that I'd probably take if I had an hour to evacuate.

My highschool yearbooks used to be on the list, we did take them last time we evacuated for a fire, but now that my 20th reunion is this weekend, and I'm not even going, I think they've fallen off the list. I always thought they'd be important to me, I had a decent time in high school and was on the yearbook staff, but I have such a different group of friends now, there's only about 6 people that I've bothered to friend on facebook.

This really reminds me that I really should get rid of a lot of the crap that I have in my house.

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Bob Porter: Looks like you've been missing a lot of work lately.
Peter Gibbons: I wouldn't say I've been *missing* it, Bob.
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