To others they are, but not for me. Every one is loaded with past memories. A wedding anniversary present from my Mum A gift from my son handmade in his first year at primary school . This was always in my grandmother's house. Unfortunately my daughter accidently broke it recently , but I glued it together again , some pieces missing though. Always in my parent's house , bought in Australia when they emmigrated when I was a baby. Always in my parent's house a “Robert Burns” birthplace calendar. My other son always changed the date when we were on holiday in Scotland so he chose that as a memory out of her house when my Mum died . Unfortunately I washed it in the dishwasher one year and the roof looks even more thatched now!!!!!