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Items you use everyday that you've had for a very long time

My dear old auntie gave me a leather bifold wallet for my birthday when I was a teenager. I've been using it for over 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 158Last Saturday at 1:00 PM

I had an iPhone 12 forrrrevvvverrrrrr! When is the new one coming out??

by Anonymousreply 104/07/2021

I've had the same credit card since 1984. I probably had it before that as a Sears store card which turned into a credit card. Probably back to 1974 when I got my first job after high school.

At the Great Recession (Bush II) all the credit cards raised their interest rates. I called them and said I had a perfect record since the 1970s and it was unfair to raise my rates. They agreed and made an exception for me!

by Anonymousreply 204/07/2021

When my grandmother (mom’s mom) died in 1981 I was 16. I asked for one of her possessions to remember her. My mother gave me a ceramic dog’s head that was made to hold glasses. I’ve used it every day. It has a slight crack from moving one time, but it means a lot to me.

by Anonymousreply 304/07/2021

I have a French press a boyfriend gave me in the’s moved all over the world with me and still makes my two cups every morning.

by Anonymousreply 404/07/2021

I have a set of screw drivers in a clear plastic case I bought at Radio Shack 45 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 504/07/2021

My microwave oven. I've had it a long, long, long time.

by Anonymousreply 604/07/2021

I didn’t think this thread was going to be that good, but you guys have really changed my mind.

Some nice stories here.

by Anonymousreply 704/07/2021

My dick.

by Anonymousreply 804/07/2021

I've had the same pair of prescription sunglasses since 1987. I bought other ones over the years but this pair is stilly go to. And they don't have a scratch on them and my prescription never changed. I think they are magic.

by Anonymousreply 904/07/2021

I've had the same pocket pal since college.

by Anonymousreply 1004/07/2021

Isn’t that just your hand?

by Anonymousreply 1104/07/2021

I’m literally using the same everyday silverware/utensils I had in college, 35 years ago. And I’ve used the same coffee mug for about twenty years.

by Anonymousreply 1204/07/2021

I have had the same Camel back living room sofa that I bought in 1990, it rarely gets sat on and looks almost new. I gave the matching love seat to the Habit for Humanity store and they put a price tag of $300 on it which was more than I paid for it in 1990. They said it looked brand new but they eventually had to mark it down to $150 before it sold. I don't sit on it everyday but I do see it in the living room everyday.

by Anonymousreply 1304/07/2021

I have a very nicely made German compass I used in a mechanical drawing class in the very early 80s in high school. I even have lead for it.

by Anonymousreply 1404/07/2021

[quote] Items you use everyday

[quote] it rarely gets sat on

by Anonymousreply 1504/07/2021

Btw, I use the compass for other kinds of drawing now. 😊

by Anonymousreply 1604/07/2021

My dildo from 1991. 30 yrs in my ass and mouth and it has teeth marks.

by Anonymousreply 1704/07/2021

Replace that R17. They are made out of very safe neutral antiseptic material now.

by Anonymousreply 1804/07/2021

Being so youthful, I can only imagine the stories I'll have to tell in twenty or thirty years.

by Anonymousreply 1904/07/2021

R3 I use one of those ceramic dog's heads for glasses too! Were they a thing back in the 1970s? My grandmother made it for my mom (her daughter in law) and my mom used it until she died a few years ago. Now it's mine and I use it every day. It has my grandmother's initials etched on the bottom. She would have done that to identify which pieces were hers when they were brought out of the kiln after firing.

by Anonymousreply 2004/07/2021

My Bialetti moka pot for making coffee on the stovetop. Had it since maybe 2007. Used off and on, now it’s every day, though. Have replaced the gasket, but it’s still serving me well.

by Anonymousreply 2104/07/2021

R20 - like literally a place to put your eyeglasses?

(Don't wear glasses, never thought about what people do with theirs)

by Anonymousreply 2204/07/2021

This is the thread where people who believe themselves to be merely sentimental, but are actually big cheapskates, can come together.

by Anonymousreply 2304/07/2021

Me ripper

by Anonymousreply 2404/07/2021

R22 Yes. My grandmother made them for everyone in the family who was wearing glasses back in the 1970s. I lost mine years ago in one of my many moves, so I was very touched when my sister said I should take mom's after she died.

by Anonymousreply 2504/07/2021

I thought we were talking about kitchen drinking glasses and I was really getting confused on how such a think would look and work. (Maybe the mouth would open wide and tall enough to fit six glasses inside?)

by Anonymousreply 2604/07/2021

I have my grandfathers Stanley box cutter. It’s aluminum and in nicer shape than this one on eBay. It holds extra blades inside the handle. I use it almost daily to open my packages from Amazon.

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by Anonymousreply 2704/07/2021

R23. OP here. I was thinking more along the line of fishing for things that are well made, practical, but rarely thought of and a bit minor. Something like wallets, silverware, teapots, and sunglasses definitely fit the bill.

by Anonymousreply 2804/07/2021

All my dishes are 140 to 60 years old. Older than me. And I collected it in my 20s.

by Anonymousreply 2904/07/2021

My sugardaddy.

by Anonymousreply 3004/07/2021

My Fiestaware!

by Anonymousreply 3104/07/2021

My bitches ASS.

by Anonymousreply 3204/07/2021


by Anonymousreply 3304/07/2021

Do you mean your bitch's ass?

by Anonymousreply 3404/07/2021

I used my grandmother’s iron from the early 70s until the late 90s. It had one of those asbestos cords that finally frayed and started sparking.

by Anonymousreply 3504/07/2021

I still have 3 Polo rugby shirts from the early 90s that I still wear around the house everyday during the winter. They have definite wear and tear, but those shirts were built to last.

I was pulling them out of the washing machine last week and started to think about all the things that have happened to me in my life since I bought those shirts 30 years ago. They're like old friends to me.

by Anonymousreply 3604/07/2021

A lot of my vinyl and CD collection goes back 35 years back in the 80's. I was always into my tunes when I was young...sit in my bedroom with my big Koss headphones on listening to The B-52's. Besides that, I have a zodiac mug with a Capricorn thing on it...had it since high school and for some reason, it's still around.

by Anonymousreply 3704/07/2021

I have cast iron pots and pans that came down to me from my great grandmother, that I use for everyday cooking. And I still use the set of Revere Ware saucepans that I grew up using. I've only bought an occasional non-stick skillet to supplement the cookware I've used all my life.

by Anonymousreply 3804/07/2021

My Maxfield Parish print of Daybreak. I've had it over 50 yrs

by Anonymousreply 3904/07/2021

My husband.

by Anonymousreply 4004/07/2021

My Patrick Nagel Lucky Strike series that I bought from a black lacquer furnished and pink neon lit Chinese restaurant in Park Slope in 1986.

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by Anonymousreply 4104/07/2021

R34. Don't correct me ancient grammar fag. I know what I said. You ain't been fucked by a man like me, never.

My bitches ASS.

by Anonymousreply 4204/07/2021

Yeah, it’s an Etro wallet I’ve had since 2004 - brown with embossed paisley on the exterior and orange leather with rouge silk lining on the interior. I love orange and this has always been a sneaky way to include orange in my day.

by Anonymousreply 4304/07/2021

My cast iron pan. I took it when my mother moved in with my sister. It was originally my father's from God-knows-when. Probably the 1930s. I use it several times per week.

by Anonymousreply 4404/07/2021

I bought a plastic clothes hamper when I got to college that I still use 30 years later.

by Anonymousreply 4504/07/2021

A synthetic comforter I bought in the early '80s from Price Club, now Costco.

by Anonymousreply 4604/07/2021

I love this thread and I think it’s better for the environment to keep good quality, durable items for a long time. I keep my cars in really top shape and people are usually shocked to learn their ages.

I like to think that the things I handle every day are the best quality I can reasonably afford. Over time, I want to have mostly simple but beautifully-engineered things around my in my tiny place in NYC and my other place in New England. When I travel (pre covid) I usually visit hardware, kitchen supply, office supply stores, and pick up something super practical. The stapler in my office came from a dusty office supply store in Sicily. I see it is also sold at the MOMA design store, for ten times the price I paid for it. It surprises me how my siblings buy cheaply made things and throw them away, and spend more over the longer term.

by Anonymousreply 4704/07/2021

My uncle's boiled wool Austrian sweaters and hunting togs from the 50s that he gave me in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 4804/07/2021

I still have a green J.Crew jacket I bought in 1987 and I wear it most every day in the winter. It still looks completely fashionable and is in perfect condition.

by Anonymousreply 4904/07/2021

My great grandmother’s cast iron skillet, from the 1920’s. I use it almost every day.

A stainless steel French press I bought in Switzerland in 1980 that I use every morning.

by Anonymousreply 5004/07/2021

A nice watch my dad gave me as a teenager. Have had it for 25 years now and wear it everyday.

by Anonymousreply 5104/07/2021

Army and navy cargo coat. I've had it for 25 years. Doc Marten 10 eye boots. Still sexy. A tiffany ice cream scoop from my mom's wedding gifts. (I don't eat ice cream everyday, but almost:)

The most dated & important thing I use and wear everyday, is the Classic Cartier Trinity rolling ring.❤️

by Anonymousreply 5204/07/2021

I use my grandmothers Waterford crystal rocks glasses daily for my ice water. She bought them in the 60s.

by Anonymousreply 5304/07/2021

A set of crystal bedside lamps for over 62 years.

by Anonymousreply 5404/07/2021

Your Waterford is lead crystal and maybe should not be used daily for years. Of course, if you are in your 70s and not yet an imbecile, go right ahead I supposed you have been spared.

by Anonymousreply 5504/07/2021

A Gillette Atra-Plus razor that's at least 20 years old.

by Anonymousreply 5604/07/2021

I have a lint remover from the 70s that I still use several times a week. It's a white oval shaped plastic, with the lint remover on one side. It's a soft red fabric and I'm surprised at how long it's lasted.

by Anonymousreply 5704/07/2021

I use a Solingen bread knife every day that I bought in about 1992 when setting up house in my first own apartment abroad. I also still use some office supply items from my 1980s college days.

This thread is a good companion to the one about downsizing parents' estates. In the past years I've urged my family to finally completely empty my deceased grandmother's boxes of stuff, which also contained things from her grandparents, etc, and that inspired my mother to do the same with her boxed up stuff. In the process I've gained a lot of household items that I use daily: 100% cotton pillow cases with homemade lace trim/embroidery; my grandmother's dishes (which she kept in a cabinet for good occasions, but I use every day); silver plate candy dishes or crystal toothpick holders and pickle dishes (which are handy for holding other things); lots of cotton dish towels with handiwork done by long-gone family members. All this stuff would've landed in a dump (and will after I die), but I can get practical use out of it, and I enjoy using things that I know have been in my family for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 5804/07/2021

A short Braun coffee grinder I bought in 1985. Still works like a charm, 36 years later.

by Anonymousreply 5904/08/2021

Not every day but certainly every week --- I'm still using the same Whirlpool washer and dryer I bought in 1994. It's washing my weekly bed linens as I type.

- 27 years!

by Anonymousreply 6004/08/2021

I was handed down the very first pepper-grinder that anyone in my family ever owned. My mother bought it in about 1972. I remember somehow that it cost $8 new, which was a good deal of money for a kitchen implement back in those days. It's about 5 inches tall, wooden body, and it is the very best pepper-grinder I've ever used, by far. I have no idea why my parents ever replaced it with something else. It looks a lot like the wooden grinders that Peugeot makes, from France. Someone gave me one of those once and I promptly handed it off to someone else, not as good as my old one. About 15 years ago, I was refilling it and I dropped the knurl that holds on the top - it shot right down into my kitchen sink and I assumed it was gone for good. Ten years later, a plumber had to come to my apartment to fiddle with something - I came home from work that evening and there, right beside the kitchen sink, waiting patiently, was the knurl top of the grinder that I hadn't seen in 10 years and had forgotten all about. Fortunately, I had been too attached to the grinder to have thrown it away, so I got it out and it's been back in business ever since. I use it at least twice a day.

by Anonymousreply 6104/08/2021

R56 In my elder gay mind I miscalculated the age of the razor. It's at least from 1991, so it's at least 30 years old, not 20.

by Anonymousreply 6204/08/2021

^That's OK, R62, I somehow keep thinking that Winter is the next season that is coming up. It's very weird what the enforced isolation has brought about.

by Anonymousreply 6304/08/2021

I still have a wool blanket I bought in college back in the mid 90's. I was living in a pre furnished apartment at the time, and everything was really bare bones and bland, so I got it to cover my couch for some decoration because it had an interesting pattern/design on it. I still use that blanket to this day to get to sleep.

by Anonymousreply 6404/08/2021

[quote]I still have a green J.Crew jacket I bought in 1987 and I wear it most every day in the winter. It still looks completely fashionable and is in perfect condition.

R49, is it the green barn jacket? I still have mine, too, though I don't wear it that often anymore. I bought it in the early '90s. Eventually George Costanza started wearing one on Seinfeld that was very similar, and people called it my "George jacket."

by Anonymousreply 6504/08/2021

I've got a lint brush - one of those where the brush head flips round so you can brush in both directions - that I was given in 1967 to keep pet fur off my school uniform. I still have a pet and the brush still works as well as it did in the 60s.

I did buy a new one this century, but you'll be unsurprised to learn it wasn't quite as good, so it's benched.

by Anonymousreply 6604/08/2021

I "inherited" a state-of-the-art Dell Workbook which was new in 2000, from my boss at an old job. Windows 98. I used it regularly until 2016, when it essentially stopped connecting to the internet because the OS had not been serviced or updated by Microsoft in years, and it just couldn't connect to websites any longer. It worked just fine, otherwise. I was sorry to have to replace it. I finally took its insides apart at the end of last summer, prior to a move, to make sure its hard-drive was destroyed.

by Anonymousreply 6704/08/2021

Grandfathers wristwatch. Given to me by my grandmother. It’s 54 years old now.

by Anonymousreply 6804/08/2021

A pair of pale green flip-flops I bought at a Land's End store back in 1992. It's astounding to me how they have held up, I'm still wearing them 29 years later. There are just those certain things that companies make which seem to last FOREVER.

by Anonymousreply 6904/08/2021

I've used a Bremner Wafers tin to hold certain kitchen implements since sometime in the 1970s, when the brand was more available than it is today. They're still my favorite crackers for cheese, but so hard to find in the 21st century.

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by Anonymousreply 7004/08/2021

My washer dryer are mismatched hand-me-downs from two sets of married friends who were upgrading, coincidentally, in the year 2000. Kenmore and GE. According to the model/serial#s, and the time they were given to me, they're from 1989 and 1984.

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by Anonymousreply 7104/08/2021

1983 -- Hunter Cast Iron Ceiling Fan. The kind you oil yearly.

I take it with me whenever I move. So far it's been in two apartments and three houses over the past 38 years.

by Anonymousreply 7204/08/2021

My 109 year old automobile license plate number. First issued to my grandfather shortly before World War I, I got it when my grandmother gave up driving in 1970.

by Anonymousreply 7304/08/2021

Not particularly impressive but as of March 31 I've had my 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit for 12 years.

by Anonymousreply 7404/08/2021

I have an electric hot air popcorn machine I bought at Service Merchandise in 1988 for $14. You KNOW it's old because on the bottom it says- Made In The USA.

by Anonymousreply 7504/08/2021

I use this pussy and it's been around a LONG TIME

by Anonymousreply 7604/08/2021

I did too R26 and then it hit me that maybe it was eyeglasses

by Anonymousreply 7704/08/2021

R76- It's NOT pussy

it's MUSSY.

by Anonymousreply 7804/08/2021

Or so we hope, r78.

by Anonymousreply 7904/08/2021

There's a subreddit for that:

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by Anonymousreply 8004/08/2021

R74, I have a 2008 Rabbit. Drives just as well as the first day I got it. Great car little car.

by Anonymousreply 8104/08/2021

R8 is right. We all have the dick we were born with and probably use it more than some fucking wallet.

by Anonymousreply 8204/08/2021

A cheap-ass white plastic colander that I've had since I was in college. At one point I put it in the garage, wanting to get rid of it, and somehow it got back into the house and I started using it again. Now I don't want to get rid of it and want to see how long it will last. Still as good as new!

by Anonymousreply 8304/08/2021

I have a lint remover from the 70s that I still use several times a week. It's a white oval shaped plastic, with the lint remover on one side. It's a soft red fabric and I'm surprised at how long it's lasted.

i have the exact same one and have had it just as long

by Anonymousreply 8404/08/2021

You people type old and poor and unstylish

by Anonymousreply 8504/08/2021

I am still using the same alarm clock radio my parents gave me for Christmas in 1987. Simple to set and use, works perfectly.

by Anonymousreply 8604/08/2021

I have a Panasonic digital clock radio/alarm (hideous simulated woodgrain!) that is 40+ years old. My oldest regular-use item is a cast iron skillet that belonged to my grandmother. I have no idea how old it is, but it must be at least 70.

by Anonymousreply 8704/08/2021

My grandmother gave me a clock radio for Christmas in 1983 -- it's on my nightstand to this day, and still works fine!

by Anonymousreply 8804/08/2021

Another vote for that old reliable, the cast iron frying pan. First thing I bought setting up my own kitchen after graduation. Gets better and better with each passing decade.

Hudson's Bay five-point blanket hand-me-down. Classic as can be.

by Anonymousreply 8904/08/2021

Nobody cares, r52, since you’re the same person who called another poster a “fag” at r42, you rancid fucking cunt.

by Anonymousreply 9004/08/2021

Me too, r26 and R77.

by Anonymousreply 9104/08/2021

[quote] All my dishes are 140 to 60 years old. Older than me.

But at age 135, just barely.

by Anonymousreply 9204/08/2021

[quote] I still have 3 Polo rugby shirts from the early 90s that I still wear around the house everyday during the winter.

I’m more impressed they still fit you.

Good for you!

by Anonymousreply 9304/08/2021

Nobody cares R90 we are not the stasi.

by Anonymousreply 9404/08/2021

Bullshit, r94.

Nobody except fetid shit eaters like you and him would justify coming to a gay board and calling someone a fag.

You BOTH can go fuck yourselves.

by Anonymousreply 9504/08/2021

A bathrobe I bought in 1988-89 that has the same palm tree print as Blanche's bedroom on the GG . Yes,I bought it for that reason. They only had a 3xxx left,and at the time I was hardly that big but I bought it anyway. Now it fits fine,sadly . Ive washed it countless times,and its still just as bright and gaudy as it was then. I also have a shirt i bought at Walmart (dont judge me!) in 1991 that I still wear and it also has been washed countless times and its still very vibrant.

by Anonymousreply 9604/08/2021

I'm still driving my 2007 Honda Civic (which I bought in '06). Took it in yesterday and they said it was in perfect condition. Looks good, never had a SINGLE problem with it in all that time. Knock on wood.

by Anonymousreply 9704/08/2021

I bought a collapsible laundry hamper at the Container Store in 2008, and still haven’t found any need to replace it.

by Anonymousreply 9804/08/2021

I've had the bedside table my father made for me and the desk my grandfather made for me since I was around 10 or so, I'm 40 now.

by Anonymousreply 9904/08/2021

I have all the furniture from the first apt from 1980, when I was shopping for furniture I read that you should shop for quality not price. I love MCM the parsons style couch is a bit faded from being in a bright room but the fabric shown no wear, the Selig Eames style chair has appreciated in value as have the Italian Breuer chairs which I bought for $90. each and are selling for $850 each on the vintage sites.

by Anonymousreply 10004/08/2021

For some reason I still have a coffee mug that has followed me around since the early 90s when I was 14. It's from a pretty crappy Greek islands cruise my family took when we lived for a year in Cyprus. It says "Princesa Cypria" (the name of the boat) and has a now-faded rotoscoped image of it on the side. I have used it almost every single day for morning coffee since 1994. The picture is very faded but it is otherwise in perfect shape despite a million washings.

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by Anonymousreply 10104/08/2021

I have these metal pants stretcher things. They don’t stretch the pants really, but if I pull the britches right out of the washer and put them in (one for each leg), the pants dry without wrinkles with a slight crease.

I got them from my parents and have used for about 30 years.

by Anonymousreply 10204/08/2021

[quote] You people type old and poor and unstylish

You type snobbish and unpleasant

by Anonymousreply 10304/08/2021

R81- My 2009 Rabbit 🐇 has been very reliable. The only repairs have been the emissions control and the fan for the climate control. Not bad for 12 years.

by Anonymousreply 10404/08/2021

I've been using the same dildo since 2013, odes that count?

by Anonymousreply 10504/08/2021

I always thought VWs were unreliable. But my friend has a VW Tiguan that seems to be holding up.

by Anonymousreply 10604/08/2021

I've had this coffee scoop for at least 10 years. It was purchased at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, just outside Boston. I was having a great day with a good friend and the scoop caught my eye. It was about $15, which is an absurd amount to pay for a coffee scoop. But it charmed me.

And about six months later, the friend I was with when I bought it had a massive heart attack and died without any sort of delay. Every morning, when scooping the coffee beans, I think of him and that really great day. For once, an impulse purchase worked out well.

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by Anonymousreply 10704/08/2021

I envy those of you whose appliances last and last. My 8 year old microwave / convection oven died last month and yesterday the 8 year old refrigerator went out in solidarity. I'm waiting on the oven guy today and the refrigerator guy tomorrow.

As for old things I still use, the only thing I wanted from my parents' house when my mother died was an old mantle clock. Mom said it was a wedding present to my father's parents, which had to have been around 1920. I don't think it's worth much, and it doesn't go with my otherwise contemporary décor, but I remember hearing the chimes growing up, watching my father meticulously wind it, and seeing it on the breakfront for every day of my childhood existence.

At my partner's request, I have turned off the chimes (small apartment, it wakes him at night) but I still look at it (and not my phone) when I need to know the time.

Having no children, nieces or nephews, I am leaving it to a cousin's son, who is the youngest living relative on my father's side. (He'll probably sell it on eBay before they have a chance to scatter my ashes).

by Anonymousreply 10804/08/2021

That's a lovely story, R107.

by Anonymousreply 10904/08/2021

A co-worker gave me a small thin leather two-sided card holder from his trip to India. It's perfect to hold your ID, credit cards and insurance - just your essentials. NO more wallet for me and I've had it for 16 years. I know he said it wasn't expensive - like only 40 cents or something like that.

But I use that thing everyday for 16 years and it still holds up. It's the best cheap gift I've ever received and I can't find any decent replacements.

by Anonymousreply 11004/08/2021

Thanks, R109. I'm always grateful that I bought that coffee scoop.

While we were preparing to leave the museum, coffee scoop in hand, there was a notably large earthquake on the East Coast, centered in Virginia. Because of that earthquake, I can tell you the exact date of the purchase, as well as the approximate time.

August 23, 2011. 1:51:04 p.m. EDT. It all seems so improbable.

by Anonymousreply 11104/08/2021

Not every day, but I held onto an umbrella for 37 years. I bought it at avoid shop, in a deluge of course, and it turned out to be uncommonly sturdy.

It was nice enough looking, black fabric, stainless, and a faux tortoiseshell handle but after a while I clung to it as an odd point of pride in having had the thing so long. The fabric looked ever so slightly thin with time, but otherwise not one problem; even the little strap with snap to hold it together held up beautifully, through 14 moves and the better part of four decades.

I've had other things longer, but not so much practical things that see real use.

by Anonymousreply 11204/08/2021

*at a good shop

by Anonymousreply 11304/08/2021

[quote] That's a lovely story, r107.

As well as r108. Both brought a lump to my throat.

Beautiful, guys.

by Anonymousreply 11404/08/2021

I still use a back scratcher I bought in Chinatown NYC around 1999 for $1.

by Anonymousreply 11504/08/2021

Aw thanks, R114

by Anonymousreply 11604/08/2021

Markus, my hot neighbor.

by Anonymousreply 11704/08/2021

I'm still using the same alligator hide checkbook wallet that I was given as a Christmas gift in 1974. I polish it once a month with Oxblood wax shoe polish.

by Anonymousreply 11804/08/2021

I don't even have time to list all the kitchen implements I'm still using for almost 50 years. I still cook with some of my grandmother's 100+ year old copper pots.

by Anonymousreply 11904/08/2021

[quote] checkbook wallet

A what wallet?

by Anonymousreply 12004/09/2021

One was going to say Philip, but not anymore

by Anonymousreply 12104/09/2021

A beat up colander from my grandmothers' kitchen. She called it a scola macaroni. Easily 100 years old.

by Anonymousreply 12204/09/2021

I had the same license plate for at least 25 years, used on a few different vehicles. I recently got a vanity plate (yes, I’m one of those people), and actually felt sad about the old plate.

by Anonymousreply 12304/09/2021

I have the bottom of a tin piggybank from the mid family was evicted from our apartment and somehow it’s the only possession that remains from my childhood. I’m in my mid 50s and keep it on my desk with pens in it.

by Anonymousreply 12404/09/2021

I have a sort of stainless steel slotted spoon from the 1950's that says it "whips, beats, folds, stirs, lifts, and drains" (although it's a bit small for pasta) call a "Kitchamajig."

I imagine it'd have a different name these days if Ekco still made them.

by Anonymousreply 12504/09/2021

I have an old pot-stirring spoon made of stainless steel (from my mom) with a black handle. I looked at the engraving and it says "Maid of Honor." Apparently made in the 1950s, vintage now. I still use it.

For years, I was using my mom's 8-quart Revere Ware pot. But the bottom was not really flat and did not sit squarely on the burner. I got a new 8-quart pot that has a very flat bottom now.

by Anonymousreply 12604/09/2021

[quote] I got a new 8-quart pot that has a very flat bottom now.

So it matches its owner?

by Anonymousreply 12704/09/2021

Yes, it does.

by Anonymousreply 12804/09/2021

I have the same dildo since 1974!

by Anonymousreply 12904/09/2021

A lampshade from 30 years ago and a coffee mug from Seattle’s Space Needle from 25 years ago. Oh, and a pair of binoculars that were a high school graduation gift in 1982.

by Anonymousreply 13004/09/2021

I have one of these in my kitchen.

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by Anonymousreply 13104/09/2021

My checkbook cover is from the 1993 March on Washington. It’s a regular cheap black plastic cover with an image of the Washington Monument topped with a pink triangle. I have no idea how it’s lasted 28 years.

by Anonymousreply 13204/10/2021

There are 50 Kitchamagigs for sale on eBay right now.

Get 'em while they're hot!

by Anonymousreply 13304/10/2021

I also have an old microwave oven, a Panasonic. I bought it in the early 90s...and it's still going strong. I also have a washing machine, that was here when I moved in 19 years ago. It wasn't brand new, probably at least 10 years old back then. I still use it and works fine. I figure if it ain't broke, don't replace it. New appliances are made cheaply, with electronic chips and have expensive repairs when needed.

by Anonymousreply 13404/10/2021

I have an old LL Bean polo shirt from the 90s, I still wear it...though it does have a llittle hole and is a little thread bare. It's so comfortable and was made in the USA back then, when their clothing was still made in this country.

by Anonymousreply 13504/10/2021

Two checkbook covers/wallets?

I've written one check in the last three years, and only that because I got locked out of my online account access briefly and had to make a final payment to a building contractor. I should think a checkbook cover would be in increasingly less danger of wearing out, getting lost, etc.

by Anonymousreply 13604/13/2021

The lamp on my side table in the living room. My parents had it for years before I was born, and I remember growing up with it. It's a big amber glass ball. I'm 50, so it must be almost 60 years old. I have had it for at least 20 years, and I use it every night. My mother was going to throw it out! I have had to replace the lampshade at least once, and I did have it rewired a bit about 10 years ago. I am not into having a total mid-century vibe in my house, but I do love that lamp.

by Anonymousreply 13704/13/2021

I also have a crocodile check book cover, (vintage). It still looks beautiful after 40 years

by Anonymousreply 13804/13/2021

[quote]I use a Solingen bread knife every day that I bought in about 1992

Eating bread twice a day? Carby McCarbface.

by Anonymousreply 139Last Friday at 12:24 PM

- Wusthof knives since 1984.

- Le Creuset au gratin pan since 1979 (other pieces I traded in on their lifetime guarantee in 1999).

- Metlox Colorstax dinnerware since 1982.

- some books since the 1970s and '80s.

by Anonymousreply 140Last Friday at 12:34 PM

A silver puzzle ring my mother gave me in 1974.

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by Anonymousreply 141Last Friday at 12:36 PM

All my major appliances are ca. 1988.

My two Toyotas are 2006 and 2007.

And though I've since bought many more pieces, I'm still using my S. C. outlet Le Creuset pots from 1974.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Friday at 12:45 PM

[quote]I'm still using my S. C. outlet Le Creuset pots from 1974.

What is an "S. C. outlet," r142?

by Anonymousreply 143Last Friday at 12:55 PM

I collected Fiesta Ware in college. Had it for 30 years and just gave it all away for basic white Williams and Sonoma Pantry Dinnerware . I got tired of all that color.

by Anonymousreply 144Last Friday at 1:01 PM

South Carolina, r143! Right off I-95!

by Anonymousreply 145Last Friday at 1:06 PM

I’ve had the same roll of toilet paper since 1996.

by Anonymousreply 146Last Friday at 1:15 PM

My right foot.

by Anonymousreply 147Last Friday at 1:41 PM

[quote] gave it all away for basic white

Mmmm hmmmmmm.

I’ve got my eye on you.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Friday at 1:52 PM

I found an original bottle of Drakkar Noir from 1982 that my sister gave me one Christmas. I found it a few years ago in my parents' house. It hasn't gone off so I'm using it this year during work from home. Too stinky and rich for today's office.

by Anonymousreply 149Last Friday at 1:58 PM

R149 that’s kind of awesome

by Anonymousreply 150Last Friday at 2:41 PM

Wow, Drakkar Noir. I drenched myself in that back in high school.

by Anonymousreply 151Last Friday at 2:47 PM

My bath sponge is 42

by Anonymousreply 152Last Friday at 3:21 PM

What a beautiful, bittersweet story, R107.

by Anonymousreply 153Last Friday at 7:33 PM

This is bizarre but I have a note I wrote to myself on June 9, 1994. I was working, briefly, for a criminal defense attorney and we had been in trial that morning and won. I adored the attorney and she took us all out to lunch to celebrate. For whatever odd reason, I kept the check from the restaurant and wrote on the back of it, "Today is a wonderful day. We won the Jacotin trial. I wish all days could be like this. I feel confident and happy." I dated the note and then put it in my wallet, where it's been ever since.

by Anonymousreply 154Last Friday at 7:39 PM


by Anonymousreply 155Last Friday at 7:54 PM

R148). That made me laugh. Thank you for reminding me to police my language. I don’t want to offend.

by Anonymousreply 156Last Saturday at 6:18 AM

R144 I did the opposite I have a basic white set of Langenthal china made in Switzerland and got bored and bought a few Fiesta Ware plates all of different colors. I use them everyday and rotate the colors.

by Anonymousreply 157Last Saturday at 12:55 PM

^^ I've been using the Langenthal china everyday since 1980.

by Anonymousreply 158Last Saturday at 1:00 PM
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