(Closed) Do you keep something of sentimental value that is kind of ridiculous?

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Oh yeah! I am the queen of hoarding “sentimental” objects.  I make myself throw away so many little things– the ribbon around the flowers Fiance gave me for Valentine’s Day, the little paper airplane he made during our marriage counseling group, etc etc.  

That said, I do have a secret scrapbook that Fiance is probably going to see one day and finally realize how creepy I am!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have this ugly little orange and brown ceramic frog next to my sink, that is suppose to hold your kitchen  sponge. It totally clashes with my kitchen, but I would never get rid of it. It belonged to my mom, and was next to the sink the whole time I was growing up. I remember many,many times standing next to her (even standing on a chair when I was little), rinsing and drying dishes as she washed, and that little frog was right there. My mom passed away several years ago, and it was one of the few things I took from the house. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@SandyThePoet:  I have the ugliest ceramic bulldog statue I took from my grandma’s house.  No idea where Fiance and I are going to put it in our new house, but the dog’s coming with us!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@nicoletim1434:  OMG I DO! My BFF when I was in grade 7 gave me a “LOVE” paperweight/bookend…it is made out of metal and pretty solid, with the LO and then VE stacked under.

I have used that thing to hammer nails when I was moving at 17, to prop up books, everything…I still have it- 25 years later.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have many things, but the weirdest is on our third date my Fiance hit my car backing out of his driveway and I have a huge dent in my rear passenger door. My car didn’t have a single scratch until that, but for the last 2 1/2 years I have refused to get it fixed because every time I look at it, it reminds me of that day. He had to leave right away after it happened and both of us were shaken up and went the whole day wondering if we were going to break up with each other over this accident. We ended up calling each other and saying how much we loved one another instead, so it holds sentimental value.

Fortunately and unfortunately, I will be getting a new car this weekend, and saying goodbye to the dented car has been really hard. EmbarassedCry

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a sap who saves some things, and I’m glad to be able to incorporate them in the wedding.  I’ll use the dried rose petals from flowers he’s given me on the aisle.  I’m making our table number sign holders out of corks from bottles of wine we’ve shared together πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I kept one flower out of every bouquet my Fiance has given me since we’ve gotten together.

Which sounds sweet until you realize I’ve got a bunch of dead flowers hanging out in a jar. It’s not very aesthetically pleasing. πŸ˜›

I’m thinking I might take the first rose, and use it in my wedding bouquet (if possible) and then throw away the rest after the wedding.

I wish I had pressed them instead of just letting them dry!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

When I was six years old I was at Sears with my Dad and I saw a little red tin of coal with a picture of Santa Claus on the front.  There was a note on the back where you could write in a name with a little message that said something about so and so being bad that year.  I thought it was funny and told my Dad I wanted it so come Christmas morning, it was in my stocking.  For some reason my feelings were hurt when I found it in there and I started crying!!!  And this was after opening all my presents!  I still have it and can’t throw it away.  I save other stuff, too.  Like I have a bunch of Pez dispensers stashed away in the closet that remind me of when I was a stupid Less Than Jake obsessed teenager, ha.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I still have the stuffed animal my grandparents brought to the hospital when I had my tonsils out in 1975. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada β™₯ EDD- April 2016

I keep anything from a major life event or a special moment. I have tons of little things, like mini plastic spoons for Gelato, in a box from my first dates with Fiance πŸ˜‰

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m not a sentimental person! I actually can’t think of anything… 

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