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Keeping sentimental items

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by Dusten, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    How many on here keep something big kind of in the way just because it's sentimental?
    Perhaps something you've inherited or were given by family.
    Do you ever feel forced to keep it?

    If you got rid of it, did you regret it?
     
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    bosscj Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Still have half a conex box full of my moms furniture after she died. Sometimes i think about getting rid of it. Other times im like....nah I'll keep it and use it in a bedroom when my wife and i build our house

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  3. MG0h3

    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Negative. Only thing I won’t toss is the ashes to both my K9s

    Other than that I hauled all kinds of dumb shit across the country and back for nothing. Just went back in a closet in the next place.


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    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I keep sentimental things. Probably because I lost my dad at 17 and the fear of losing a connection...well scares me. I’m slowly coming to the realization that I do need to get rid of some shit.

    edit: I do feel somewhat forced to keep things by my mom. She has drawings and schoolwork from when my sister and I were young and she has tried to give it (mine) to me several times. I told here to throw it away, but she won’t. Just keeps trying to get me to take it.
     
  5. ford fanatic

    ford fanatic Four Eyed Freak Established Member

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    Just sold the family beach house this morning, the wife is sad because she grew up spending summers there and our daughter has for the last 7 years.
     
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    ur bittn By the snake Premium Member Established Member

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    Funny we sold ours 2 years ago, really miss it. Just curious what beach?
     
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  7. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    While not the same I do feel like some of that is easier these days - high quality scan saved to a safe backup and somewhere and then keeping the originals isn't so important. Smaller things I've kept but bigger things that are constantly in the way not so much. I have offered those things to other family/friends and they've been glad to have some of it.
     
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  8. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I think part of it is I am have no family to unload it on.

    Parents dead
    Grandparents dead
    Only child
    One cousin that's close. But she's a disaster.
     
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    DSG2003Mach1 Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    ya, that makes it different, meanwhile my parents and one grandparent are still alive so haven't had anything really dropped on me.
     
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    Im right there with ya bro. My wife and her family are my family. Only child, only grandchild. Im the only one left besides my son now

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    Well, yes, Ive got an old foot, a foot, like a dried foot.
     
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    bosscj Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My morbid curiosity wants the story

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    I used to, but I tend to throw it all away now.
     
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    I'm sure we'll miss it too, but the area has really gone down hill the past few years. We never even advertised it, so we got our "it's not for sale" price lol.
     
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    BrunotheBoxer POWERLIFTING MASTER RACE Established Member

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    Civil war memorabilia.
     
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    Nice!! Yank or rebel foot?

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    My dad gave me all his fishing gear when he moved into a home. Most of it is old and some is even rotten and just is not something I would even ever use to fish with, but he was always just proud and mighty of his aquired collection of lures and rods etc.... That it is an honor for me to have it now....

    It takes up massive space and I would love to get rid of it but just can't because I know how much it would hurt him. I also had this situation with an old chevy truck he gave me years ago.

    When he passes on I don't know what will happen with it all, but I definitely understand the sentimental attachment.

    I am sure when I am gone my kid will have the same issue with my old vintage flashlight collection, or maybe all my car parts I have stashed away...

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    BrunotheBoxer POWERLIFTING MASTER RACE Established Member

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    I couldn't imagine throwing out sentimental things. Luckily I don't have anything that takes up space.
     
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    I'm currently going through all my Dads stuff now. I actually started a thread about it like couple days ago. I'm keeping the real sentimental stuff (mostly small stuff though).
     
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