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It's understandable to get sentimental this time of year, as the old year passes away and the new one slips in the door.<br><br><br><br>
What are the treasures in your life that you would never dream of getting rid of for any amount of money? They don't have to be fancy-schmancy expensive objects, but simply items of great sentimental value to you.<br><br><br><br>
(And I understand if many of you choose to say your children and/or your pets, but, please, for the purpose of this thread, I'm more interested in inanimate objects!)<br><br><br><br>
Here are two of mine to start:<br><br><br><br>
1. A beautiful inlaid wooden music box that plays the theme from Mozart's The Magic Flute. It was the last birthday present I gave to my grandmother before she died. My grandmother enjoyed listening to it and kept some of her favorite jewelry inside it. When my mother went through her things after she passed away, she asked me if I wanted the music box, and I immediately said yes. It now occupies a prominent spot on my dresser, and I treasure it because it brings back warm memories of my grandmother.<br><br><br><br>
2. A Danny Kaye children's album entitled "Mommy...Gimme a Drinka Water!" that I grew up listening to. It was released around 1960. Some of the songs are a bit dated, but I don't mind. It apparently has never been released on CD that I know of, and even if it was, I wouldn't be interested in buying it. The vinyl format and the pops and scratches remind me of the times in my childhood when I put that record on my portable record player with the BIG, clunky arm, sat back, and listened to it. And Danny Kaye's singing is always fun to listen to.
 

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1. My grandmother's wedding band....it's plain gold, probably not even expensive or anything. Unfortunately, I had my mom's wedding band after she died but it fell off my finger and I lost it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
2. Photos of my mom and dad from the 1930's-1940's.<br><br><br><br>
3. My Christmas VHS tapes/DVDs.<br><br><br><br>
4. A cup and saucer, two bowls, plates, from deceased relatives.
 

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There isn't much that I wouldn't want to let go of (in the right circumstances).<br><br>
The only exceptions might be some jewlery that my parents or grandparents have given to me.<br><br><br><br>
I like my possesions and all, but I'm not overly attatched to them.
 

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1) A certain skeleton doll I have<br><br>
2) My lungs
 

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My only valued "possession" would be my body, but only to an extent.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not a big fan of the concept of property.
 

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a duck billed platypus doll I got from my grandma when I was 3. when I was younger I refused to go anywhere without it. it's all ratty and it's lost most of it's stuffing but I'd never part with it
 

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<span>My gavel. It's one of those unique things that only a few people have, and it reminds me of some good memories of my first year of student congress. In general, all of the medals I've won during the past few years speaking competitively. It's kind of dorky to say that I love these things so much, but they do remind me of the fact that I'm not as bad as I think I am.<br><br><br><br>
My collection of pictures. Especially the one I have sitting on my dresser of me and my best friend. Those memories have brought me through some hard times.<br><br></span>
 

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if i still had the cello from when i was a child...<br><br><br><br>
i don't really have any kind of hand-me-down items.<br><br><br><br>
i'll say:<br><br>
my cameras<br><br>
a few of my books - most from childhood, some adult.<br><br>
music/movie collection<br><br>
photo albums - one of friends, one of pets, one of family.<br><br><br><br>
my rock collection dating back to when i was around 8 or 9. i've just added to it as times have gone by. either i've gotten rocks from friends or some i've found. like the little baggie of rocks that my mom collected from the hospital court yard area while she was waiting for me to come out of brain surgery.<br><br><br><br>
remembrance items - one is a stone i had engraved for a kitten that died a few years back. it's out in the garden. the other is of my most recent loss. it's an urn built to look like a cat statue. i got it for my oldest cat, harry, who passed a few months ago.
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">1. A geode that belonged to my grandfather.<br><br>
2. A sword that was given to me by a now absent friend<br><br>
3. My lightsaber collection (the telescoping plastic ones).<br><br><br><br>
Everything else can be replaced. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></span>
 

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My iBook. The masters to all my movies. My photos. My writing. My research.<br><br><br><br>
Off the top of my head, that's it. Everything else can be replaced or won't be missed too terribly.
 

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I try not to get to attached to objects since I have a hard time 'getting rid' of stuff. Since I can't say my cats and I don't have any antique or precious family items. I would have to say my stuffed Swoops. I have about ten of them scattered all over my apartment. Each room has been "Swooped"...Swoop is a Ty Beanie Baby Pteradactyl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I also like my Pteradactyl lamps and my Hamerkop pictures of my favorite Hamerkop Dactyl from when I worked at the zoo.
 

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I would hate to lose:<br><br><br><br>
A painting of the sunrise that I did a few years back. My son fell in love with it and I keep for him when he has a place of his own.<br><br><br><br>
My engagement ring and anniversary band.<br><br><br><br>
A porcelain bowl that has been handed down through the family for a few generations.<br><br><br><br>
An antique desk that my mother gave me when I couldn't afford a piece of decent furniture of my own.
 

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I want to say my buffy & firefly DVDs.<br><br>
But I guess I would give them away for the amount of money to buy new ones. But if I had to get rid of the objects and not replace them, I wouldn't get rid of those things for any amount of money.<br><br><br><br>
um...my mum's handfasting ring is pretty special and unreplaceable. The Narnia book my parents got me for christmas one year too, as it has the note written on the inside "Merry Christmas first born daughter" which I have always really liked for some reason. And my small collection of photos of Molly & Chess as babies.
 

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Hmmm, well although I don't like saying dogs and cats are possessions, if you mean what would I grab if the house was on fire... my dogs and cats... and little else.<br><br><br><br>
The only 'things' I have that I really treasure would be my computer hard drive and my CD backups of it- bc my writings, my journals, and all my dogs' pictures are on them.
 

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My journals and poems<br><br>
My photographs.<br><br><br><br>
That's all I can think of. Pretty much anything else can be replaced. I have a framed, enlarged photo on my wall that my grandfather took, and I would never sell it or give it away. if I lost it in a fire however, I could probably have it replaced since my father has the originals.
 

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the letters and bible I got at a church retreat, my clarinets, my journals, my laptop, my books, my silver bracelet collection and the diamond ring I inherited from my grandmother.
 

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Up until recently, my husband and I did contract computer work in foreign countries. We moved every 3-6 months and didn't own a house, car, furniture, or anything heavy (except some books). It really changed my perspective on what I "need" and what's "important." So all I can really think of is my laptop, because it has my writing on it, but even that is replaceable.<br><br><br><br>
I would have said the letter Ray Bradbury wrote me, but it went missing during our last move. :/
 
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