Wednesday, August 22, 2007

saw this on another blog and thought it was interesting

What's the oldest thing you own?

I was originally going to say my husband, but he's only in his 50's and the antique bookcase I got from my uncle is over 100 years old, so I'm going with that.

12 comments:

Dustin said...

The bedroom set my great grandparents bought each other as their wedding gift in 1920. Otherwise I would say an OLD book of Shakespeare's works, its so old it doesnt have a copywright, and it still has the cloth inlay over his picture at the front. Too bad its missing both covers... :(

*Goddess* said...

Dang, you could have gotten rich selling off the Shakespeare book. Course you never know. Some people buy rare items no matter what shape they're in.

Dustin said...

The book belonged to my great Aunt before she passed away. So between that and that Shakespeare is one of my all time favorite authors, I prefer to keep it :D

*Goddess* said...

Oh, well then that makes it a nice keepsake.

I don't think I have anything like a book or a knick knack from my grandparents (either side). The only thing I have is the bookcase and some quilts my grandma made for me. And my mother did just give me a few coins from my grandfather. Whooo hooo! LOL.

SpongyBones said...

Damn now I have to replace my toothbrush! Thanks for bringing this fact to my attention!

Seriously, I have a bible that belonged to my Great Great Great Grandfather.

*Goddess* said...

Admit it, SB. That Bible has never been cracked open, has it;) I use mine every day. It's supporting the left side of the couch, making it holier to sit on that end.

bugs said...

When I turned 18, my grandmother gave me a family ring that had belonged to her great aunt (my great great great aunt?). I also have a carved wooden Buddah statue that my dad brought home from overseas. I have no idea if he bought it new or not.

Jay said...

I guess it's probably a Price is Right board game from 1958.

*Goddess* said...

Hmm, you guys own lots of interesting stuff.

I read the "Endless Games" version of TPiR is very rare. And yet someone is selling it for a mere $25 on Amazon. Probably cuz it's only from 1998.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Have a few old coins. Some civil war stuff.

SpongyBones said...

I opened it in third grade! Now it holds my CDS against the wall so they don't get broken. Or is that my porn tapes.

Mushy said...

Would the combat boots that were issued to me 1966 count?