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What are things/materials you've kept for a long time?

I bought some crayola markers at the beginning of grade 9 and I still have them 8 years later. Some of the markers have been used and are dead but the majority of the markers are not.

by Anonymousreply 1903/04/2013


by Anonymousreply 103/04/2013

Why are you keeping the dead markers?

by Anonymousreply 203/04/2013

R2, because my dad I'd lose them in a week and I've proved him wrong. I kept it for 8 years and still going.

by Anonymousreply 303/04/2013

I noticed that two of the three things (a wooden bowl and a letter opener) that I made in JrHi Shop in 1958 are still in my kitchen. I can't find the third thing (a metal artsy project.)

by Anonymousreply 403/04/2013

[quote] because my dad I'd lose them in a week and I've proved him wrong

If your dad said that when you were in grade 9, then you must have been a totally flaky grade 9er.

But, really, I think that it's time for you to move on.

by Anonymousreply 503/04/2013

I'm a pack rat/hoarder so I have basically everything that was moderately important in my life at some point saved somewhere. Most of my toys from childhood, old 5 inch floppy disks with high school papers saved on them, unsent love letters to my first college crush, a box full of VHS tapes, regular and porn. An eight-year old box of markers is nothing.

by Anonymousreply 603/04/2013

Digital hoarding is the new, secret illness.

by Anonymousreply 703/04/2013

Glad not to be a hoarder. For me it's records, books, and CDs.

by Anonymousreply 803/04/2013

Three photo albums of stickers from 5 th grade.

by Anonymousreply 903/04/2013

I have my Lincoln Logs, Matchbox cars, and Legos all stored away. Don't know why...

by Anonymousreply 1003/04/2013

Wacky Packs -- anyone remember those? They were stickers of product spoofs - Duck-0 cement, Aurmor hot dogs, etc. Mad-magazine type humor.

While going through some old boxes at my father's house, several years ago, I happened upon about 20 of them that I had apparently saved... and couldn't stop laughing! I slapped those stickers on everything -- notebooks, the inside of my closet doors -- so clearly, these were duplicates that I decided to save, for some reason. And I was so glad that I did! Many have 1975 &76 copyright dates on them! Fun slice of my childhood. :-)

by Anonymousreply 1103/04/2013

Grass from Nancy Spungeon's (and Sid's ashes') gravesite - 2003

A pepper packet from Robert Smith's food tray - 1992

A largish shred of Peter Gabriel's shirt - 1987

by Anonymousreply 1203/04/2013

Oh, and a guitar pick thrown to me from Dee Dee Ramone - 1980s

by Anonymousreply 1303/04/2013

I have a whole warehouse full of things I've kept for a lifetime including things I inherited (furniture, art pieces, etc).

But of all the things I have kept, my most treasured are toys from my childhood. When I was young (in the 50's) whenever I would buy a toy for myself I'd many times buy 2 if it was something I really liked. Back then $1.00 would buy you some wonderful things. One would be to play with, and one would go in my treasure box, a large cedar chest long since filled to the brim with all those extra toys, and other treasured mementos from my childhood. That chest is buried in the bowels of the warehouse and I haven't opened it since 1995. It's for my 13 year old godson's future children.

by Anonymousreply 1403/04/2013

I only have one thing. An ashtray I made for my mom in 1962.

by Anonymousreply 1503/04/2013

OP, I hope that you develop some depth between now and your old age. Because otherwise, if you don't go senile, you're screwed.

by Anonymousreply 1603/04/2013

About 40 vintage gay pulp fiction books I've been collecting since high school; tawdry titles, campy cover art, tortured characters and bad grammar!

(linked: not my blog, but a fun site full of cover art!)

by Anonymousreply 1703/04/2013

The combition lock from junior high school PE locker. It's at least 38 years old and still works fine. Wonder if I kept it because I associate it with adolescent sexuality?

by Anonymousreply 1803/04/2013

I have a coffee cup a fraternity brother gave me the year we were "discovering" each other - he was the first guy I ever went to bed with. Still my favorite cup.

by Anonymousreply 1903/04/2013
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