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What is the oldest thing you own?

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  1. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    - any story that goes with it?


    I have a 1921 silver dollar -





    My grandpa use to give me a silver dollar every year for my B-day - he did the same thing for my brother & sister - I would trade them a paper dollar for their silver dollar because they were going to spend it anyway.

    I had a whole stack of them - fast forward.

    I was in college - waiting for my tax refund to show up so I could go to Colorado / ski trip over spring break -

    A couple days before we were going to leave I sold most of them - silver price was $16 an ounce - so I got about $250. The next day I got my tax refund.

    When I got home from Colorado I had managed to spend my tax refund + the cash from selling my silver.

    Best spring break ever! :drunk::ladiesman::devildance::cheers::dancingbanana:
     
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    an apron brought back from France by my maternal grandfather as a gift to my maternal grandmother 1919 (WWI, artillery).

    my home, 1936.

    the steamer trunk that my grandmothers, fathers and aunts possessions were in during their immigration to America, 1935.

    pictures of family from the turn of the last century to the present.
    old, worn out knees, 1950. have grown real attached to them.
     
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    ChuteTheMall Witless Protection Program

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    Trade tomahawk from the French & Indian War has been in my family ever since.
    Only replaced the head once and the handle twice.
    :fred:
     
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  6. Z71bill

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    I forgot about old photos -
     
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    Victor Dubya The Kindly Curmudgeon

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    A lock of my hair.
     
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    My 1927 Mosin....
     
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    A fox double barrel shotgun that my great grandfather bought when he came over from Italy.
     
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    A rocking chair that has been in the family since the mid 1800s. Seven generations have rocked in that chair. The rockers have been replaced at least twice, and the chair has been painted at least 5 different colors over that time. It's a very comfortable rocker.
     
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    Family Bible is over 100 years old.

    I also have a couple of rock collected from around the world, easily 4 million years old.
     
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    I have an old quilt that my great aunt gave me about 40 yrs ago, it was about 100 yrs old when she gave it to me. Also I have a pillow, with needle work on it, that my grandmother made which is about 100 yrs old.
     
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  16. Z71bill

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    Were you 14 at the time?

    Did you save the pictures?
     
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    I have a wakizashi (that's the shorter of the two Japanese swords, but longer than a Tanto which is the dagger) that my dad picked up while serving overseas. Dates to around 1790.

    He wanted to buy a katana, but it would have cost him an entire month's salary. LOL

    I have it mounted on a display rack with a contemporary katana reproduction. I sometimes wonder if anybody used it to commit seppuku.
     
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    Good call! I have a bunch of Petoskey stones which were formed in the Devonian period, ~ 400 million years ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Z71bill

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    I didn't think about rocks or fossils.

    I will guess family Bible would be the oldest thing in lots of families. I can recall my grandfather having one - but have no idea where it ended up.
     
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    I have a stone knife that I found while excavating at a house site where a Deniani fish camp used to be.