Broken sentimental "rubbish?!"

by Moira March. 04, 2014 272 views

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!!!!!

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Bee 5 years, 7 months ago

Oh, I'm like that, too! Special memory items are much more valuable to the heart!

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Gillian Parsons 5 years, 7 months ago

If it is special to to you it is never rubbish.........I have a pair of my mother's gloves well worn now but I could never part with them, also a Robin hand made that I use as a cake decoration every Christmas...........memories of special people.

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Honeybee 5 years, 7 months ago

These are all such wonderful treasures! The memories are even more profound since gnerational memories are included. How wonderful!

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Kenny H 5 years, 7 months ago

The idea of these "things" are so lost on the young generation most times. Keep gluing!

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Ann Garratty 5 years, 7 months ago

definitely not rubbish! The memories they evoke for you are very special, I have a collection of chipped and much loved things too... Good for you!

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Agnes Felber 5 years, 7 months ago

How interesting! Did you grow up in Australia then?

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 5 years, 7 months ago

what a great collection of treasures.... I love the calendar and the story Moira.... you are so funny at times....

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Stefan Fletcher 5 years, 7 months ago

No, these objects are literally priceless. I'm glad you shared them here. One of my little miseries these days is that my "junk" is in boxes. I have a chipped and battered Swiss Army Knife received when I was seven and a Penguin paperback edition of Herodotus' The Histories (nicked when I was eleven), which are always near by.

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Brenda Nelson 5 years, 7 months ago

Precious and priceless memories for you and your children. My favorite things are the ones that show their years of life! (I like the "clean" calendar!)

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Sreekumar Marar 5 years, 7 months ago

I had treasured a clay elephant for a very long time. It was with me even when it looked no more like an elephant ;). Level of preservation always connected to the memories you associate with. What looks like rubbish for others could be invaluable for you :)

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 7 months ago

Then you must hang on to them!
Good for you! Mx

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Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 7 months ago

I find it hard to get rid of lots of "rubbish".

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
John Parsons 5 years, 7 months ago

Great set - so symbolic with lots of treasured memories I am sure...

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